Mion Sponsors Kayak Speed Rolling Contest at OR Summer Market

Sunday, 29 July 2007
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Mion FootwearMion® Footwear, the brand of performance footwear for environmentally-engaged amphibious athletes, is sponsoring the Mion Speed Rolling Contest at Outdoor Retailer where kayakers can compete for cash prizes and a chance to be named kayak rolling champion.
Mion FootwearMion® Footwear, the brand of performance footwear for environmentally-engaged amphibious athletes, is sponsoring the Mion Speed Rolling Contest at Outdoor Retailer where kayakers can compete for cash prizes and a chance to be named kayak rolling champion.

Mion's own Amphibious Athletes Ambassador (Team A3) member Tao Berman will serve as emcee for the event.

The Mion® Speed Rolling Contest will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Outdoor Retailer Paddle Tank. Paddlers will compete head-to-head in 30-second heats attempting to tally the most rolls before time runs out. Two semifinal heats and a finals race will determine top place finishes. Spots in the event are available for the first 16 eager kayakers who sign up ready to showcase their rolling abilities.

Top three finishers in the event will be awarded cash prizes of $200, $100 and $50, respectively, in addition to kayak rolling glory. Each participant will also receive a certificate for a free pair of Mion® shoes.

Additionally, for every roll accumulated by the top three finishers during the event, Mion will donate $5 to Utah Rivers Council.

Individuals interested in participating should contact Margaret Morey-Reuner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at Mion Footwear or Tao Berman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Mion® Footwear
Beyond providing an innovative new product, Mion is committed to a path toward environmentally sustainable practices. While performance footwear manufacturing is not yet a "green" process, Mion is making every effort to embed its environmental philosophy into every aspect of its business.

Mion® Footwear will strive to operate as a carbon neutral brand beginning in 2007 and beyond. Mion is committed to 100% renewable energy, its U.S. distribution center gets 60% of its power from on-site solar panels, it uses recycled materials in all of its packaging and collateral, and Mion has created and launched the industry's first Ecometrics label designed to provide visibility into the environmental impact of its products.

Mion's pellet-to-part injection molded EVA manufacturing process generates 90% less EVA waste than the traditional process of compression molding EVA. And Mion is committed to developing a program that will allow it to use 100% of the EVA production waste in future products.

For additional information on Mion® footwear, please visit www.mionfootwear.com. For media inquiries, please contact Verde PR at 970.259.3555.

MION® FOOTWEAR IS COMMITTED TO 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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