Many Thanks to Our Community and Congratulations to Our Winner Stephanie Atkins!

Thank You to Everyone that Participated in Our December Survey

As 2012 began, the SylvanSport team realized how lucky we are to have such an amazing, wonderful, and active community. At SylvanSport we know our customers and supporters are the reason we’ve been able to achieve our success. When we sent out our December survey it was with the intention of inviting all of you to weigh in on important decisions that will affect the coming year. The response was overwhelming! Nearly 1000 of you responded to our request for input and we are very grateful for the time and effort you put in to help us make 2012 our best year yet! Not only did we discover ways SylvanSport can better serve the community, we also discovered our network is made up of more smart, motivated, fun, outdoor-loving, active people than we knew. We offer each of you our deepest gratitude for your opinions, ideas, and continued support! Make sure you check out our events this year so you can get the chance to see the SylvanSport GO pop up tent camper.

Congratulations to Our Survey Winner Stephanie Atkins! Get Ready for Your New Pair of Keen Shoes.

Sometimes in life there are synchronistic moments when it feels like everything in the universe just lines up in perfect order. If you’ve ever kayaked, mountain biked, surfed, or any other outdoor activity then you have probably had this experience. When we contacted our survey winner, Stephanie Atkins, the SylvanSport team had one of these special moments.

When we contacted Stephanie to tell her she had won a new pair of Keen shoes this is what she shared with us:

“Woohoo!  I’m a winner!  Thank you SylvanSport! I’m a lover of so many Keen shoes, but I see a new pair of Keen Mary Jane shoes in my future. I have ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and shoes have been a challenge due to atrophy in my right leg – primary at the foot. Keen’s patented toe protection allows room for my atrophied toes to rest comfortably and protects those toes from injury. I love how their footbed will mold to my feet for a custom fit; so very comfortable for my active lifestyle. The quality leather and amazing construction bring me back to Keen again and again.”

Stephanie’s Story and How You Can Help Fight ALS

In 2007 Stephanie was 35 when she was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS. It began in her foot and since then slowly spread up her right leg, but that hasn’t stopped her from living life to the fullest. She is moving through life with love, laughter, and a limp. Based in Kirkland, Washington Stephanie and her husband Matt have great community support and are doing everything they can to help others. Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time everyone can make a difference by donating or joining a walk. To learn more about how to get involved in your area visit the ALS Association at

To find out more about our awesome GO gear trailer visit our online store.



Sylvan Sport – Yakima Skybox Giveaway Winner

While we love making cool gear to make getting outdoors as easy as possible, we also enjoy giving it away. Just a few months ago we ran a contest for a Yakima Skybox 12S. These babies encompass everything we love about a well made piece of gear: lightweight, durable & able to carry tons of gear without taking up a lot of space. In fact, they fit perfectly on the GO, so you can stack your packs, snacks and small gear right next to your mountain bikes, kayaks and surf boards!

Yakima Skybox

SylvanSport Yakima Giveaway








Bob Baldwin, the winner of the Skybox S12, couldn’t believe that he won this sweet piece of outdoor equipment. In fact, he said he had never won anything in his life! He even shared what he plans on doing with his brand new Skybox next summer:

Bob Baldwin

Bob Baldwin, winner of the yakima SkyBox 12S









“The Skybox 12S  will come in handy for our next trip to Lake Elmore, VT.  We go there every summer and usually haul a couple of kayaks and gear so the Skybox will allow us more storage to put the paddles, life vests and packs up top.  We have a Subaru
Forester so space is limited.  I can imagine other trips in the near future now that we’ll have more storage for packs, hiking poles, boots, and skis – the beach: Ocracoke Island; skiing: Whitetail, PA; hiking: Blue Ridge Mountains; canoeing: South Branch Potomac and Cacapon Rivers.”    -Bob

Congratulations Bob and we look forward to the stories and photos from your annual adventure to Vermont! Stay tuned for another Sylvan Sport Gear Giveaway soon!

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