The first step towards all kids living an outdoor life.

July 22, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – McNichols Building, Denver, CO


Join us for the 6th annual Outsiders Ball, presented by the Outdoor Foundation, on Night “0” of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market for a night of drinks, food truck fare and fun all in the name of getting more kids outside.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in seeing more kids outside, we’d love to partner with you this summer. Contact us for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

3 Reasons You Should Attend


Half the battle is knowing. At Outsiders Ball you’ll learn about the causes and realities of the issue of outdoor participation in the US.


You’re already part of the solution by attending Outsiders Ball, but there are plenty of chances to continue the conversation with your peers to help get kids outside.


It is a ball after all, and we want you to have fun with the best of the best in the industry before the tradeshow hustle begins.

Reaching the Next Generation

The most pressing issue facing our industry is the growing divide between young people and the outdoors, an issue that is connected to childhood obesity, environmental apathy, and the overall decline in outdoor engagement. Through the annual Outsiders Ball, the Outdoor Foundation is uniting industry leaders to inspire the next generation to get outside. In the past four years, Outsiders Ball has raised over $1 million to fund more than 300 community-led outdoor initiatives, providing 65,000 youths with opportunities to experience the outdoors. That’s real, tangible change on a local level. Join more than 1,000 outdoor industry leaders at the McNichols Building in Denver as we enjoy good food and drinks, celebrate the outdoors, and equip young people with the tools and opportunities to get outside.


To discover the great outdoors, kids need a guide. We need your talent and drive to make this happen. Contact us to get more information about sponsoring the 2018 Outsiders Ball.

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