Camelbak Follow-up -- FALSE RUMOR
Posted June 14, 2000 - 10:54 PM
THAT RUMOR MAY IN FACT BE FALSE!
Tumpertalk member, Harold in So Cal,(thanks Harold!) found (at a different website) and posted for us the following email from Camelbak in response to a prior allegation of "siding with the enemy." The correspondence below was enough to convince me of no wrong doing. Since the new info is posted so far down the Forum list I wanted to reiterate this it at the top of the Thumpertalk forum so that it wouldn't be missed and to redeem my conscience(I wouldn't want to be responsible for unduly harming an innocent company.)
In an email to "Greg," Camelbak Marketing Manager Lea Morrison says:
Thanks for clarifying the issue for me. In 1998, several online chat groups circulated a rumor that CamelBak donated $2.00 for every hydration system we sold to "green advocacy" groups, and specifically to Sierra Club. This is absolutely untrue. CamelBak does not financially suport the Sierra Club,
or any other "green advocacy" group, through corporate donations or product donations. It's unfortunate that that rumor is rearing it's ugly head again. As I said in my previous email, we purchase ad space within Sierra Magazine and we sell products to the Sierra Club Outings program -- both with the purpose of promoting the sale of our products to Outdoor enthusiasts. We believe the Outdoors are for everyone.
> I hope this answers your question. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can answer other questions or be of more help.
> Hydrate or Die!
> Lea Morrison
> Marketing Manager
> CamelBak Products, Inc.
> 1310 Redwood Way, Suite 200
> Petaluma, CA 94954
> 800.767.8725 x285
> 707.665.9231 fax
Posted June 15, 2000 - 07:01 AM
Arai was certainly hurt by one of these ‘brush-fire’ internet rumors earlier this spring.
Posted June 15, 2000 - 05:58 PM
Posted June 15, 2000 - 07:51 PM