Local outdoor gear reseller thanks donors

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Mike Mazzola of Mountain Equipment Recyclers is in his third year at the consignment store’s South Tejon location. A portion of the proceeds go to help local charities.

Mike Mazzola is owner of Mountain Equipment Recyclers.

A downtown Colorado Springs outdoor gear reseller has announced that it will give away $500 and 50 bottles of wine in response to successfully raising $50,000 for military charities.

To celebrate its fundraising success, Mountain Equipment Recyclers (1024 S. Tejon St.) has planned giveaway events leading up to the store’s summer clearance sale Saturday, Aug. 16, according to a news release.

The giveaway events will begin today (Wednesday) with $50 vouchers in hidden at various locations throughout the city, for ten days leading up to the sale (50 percent off of summer gear). The day of the sale, the store will also offer free lunch at 11 a.m. for the first 100 customers, live music and more.

The store will also give 50 bottles of Everyday wine from Dream Tree Wines (owned by musician Dave Matthews) to those who donated.

Since the store opened in 2011, it has given to charities including AspenPointe, Home Front Cares, Lifequest Transitions, Thanks Troops, Veteran’s Expeditions and more.

Mountain Equipment Recyclers sells new and used outdoor gear for camping, backpacking, cycling, water sports and snows ports, as well as everyday apparel and accessories.

For more information about the events, and clues for the giveaway search, visit the Mountain Equipment Recyclers Facebook page.