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Gregory partners with YMCA BOLD & GOLD to provide backpacking trip scholarship to Northern Utah youth

March 22, 2024

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Becca Katz I Verde Brand Communications I I C. 360-441-5620

SALT LAKE CITY (March 22, 2023) – Gregory announces the launch of the Gregory Scholarship in partnership with the YMCA of Northern Utah’s BOLD & GOLD (Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) course. Gregory, a global leader in expedition, backpacking, daypacks, lifestyle, travel and camping gear, will provide one fully funded backpacking trip and a Stout/Amber backpacking pack of the winner’s choice.

Throughout the YMCA of Northern Utah’s 125 year history, it’s been their mission to strengthen local communities. YMCA of Northern Utah’s BOLD & GOLD activities are designed to expose local youth to the incredible wilderness in the greater Salt Lake City.

Gregory’s ethos aligns well with the BOLD & GOLD mission, and the partnership furthers Gregory’s continued goal to bring more people outdoors. The Stout and Amber backpacks that the winner will receive were designed to take the complexity out of adventure, with next-level fit and comfort all at an accessible price point. They come in standard and plus size options, and are highly customizable so that everyone can find their perfect fit.

YMCA of Northern Utah CEO Rich West states, “ We are incredibly thankful to our partners at Gregory for providing this scholarship opportunity. Oftentimes, we serve kids and teens that live less than 30 minutes from Utah’s outdoor destinations but have little to no access to them. The Y  works to provide necessary gear, transportation, and affordable experiences to reduce barriers so that everyone who wants to participate can participate. Gregory’s partnership creates more opportunity for equitable access to Utah’s great outdoors.”

April 15th is the final day to submit participant applications and recommendation forms, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on April 26th. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please visit this link.

About Gregory Mountain Products

For nearly 50 years, Gregory Mountain Products has been a global leader in expedition, backpacking, daypacks, lifestyle, travel, and camping gear. World renowned for fit, durability, performance, and accessibility, Gregory has won countless awards and recognition from media outlets such as Outside Magazine, National Geographic, Popular Science, Men’s Journal, New York Times, and many others. Gregory is a product driven company that continues to lead the way in clever, innovative, and experience enhancing outdoor gear that helps more people experience the benefits of the great outdoors in style and comfort. For more information on Gregory Mountain Products and its award winning collection of gear, visit

About YMCA of Northern Utah

Since 1893, the YMCA of Northern Utah has sought to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We are proud to be a part of a nationwide movement that seeks to deliver lasting personal and social change through our programs. Learn more at

Gregory Media Contact: Becca Katz I Verde Brand Communications I I C. 360-441-5620

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