Here at NK, we’re no stranger to the awesome wonder and allure of the Great Outdoors. Our 3 product lines are built exactly for those customers who share the same passion; Waterproof sports performance electronics for Rowing, Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters, and the ClearNav cockpit navigation system for glider pilots.
As any outdoor enthusiast knows, there are endless benefits to spending quality time with nature. Whether it’s a leisurely trail walk along a kaleidoscope of turning fall trees, a rigorous winding hike to soak in a breathtaking view, a kayak ride on a glittering morning river, or an exhilarating finish after a tough rock climb…you come away with a little more than when you started.
Recently, I found out about a local organization that provides opportunities for inner city youth to experience first-hand the benefits of participating in outdoor activities. Urban Blazers is a non-profit organization that takes under-served city kids on outdoor adventures such as hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, biking, rafting, camping and more. They team up with Philadelphia schools, homeless shelters, and other youth networks to work with more than 500 kids. The group’s official motto, “Growing and Learning Through Nature”, best describes their belief and commitment to cultivating confidence, self-esteem and personal development in youth participants.
Urban Blazers is holding a fundraiser next month at Ladder 15 in Philadelphia to raise money and awareness for their youth programs. Kestrel Weather Meters will be included in the silent auction along with tons of other coveted items. The Kestrel girls will be in attendance to support a great organization. If you’d like to attend, donate, or learn more about this program, please go to www.urbanblazers.org.
Hope to see you there!