Staying true to its mission to ‘Fuel Great Experiences’, Picky Bars – the Oregon-based energy bar company founded by professional athletes Jesse Thomas, Lauren Fleshman and Steph Bruce – has opened a second round of Lifepoints Adventure Grants to ‘help get people’s ultimate adventures up and running’.
Inspired by #lifepoints shots submitted by Picky Bars fans via social media, the Lifepoints Adventure Grants were created with an aim to break down the barriers holding people back from making their ultimate dream adventures a reality. ‘Whether it be motivation, fear, gear, or funds, a big trip they’ve been saving up for or a spontaneous microadventure, Picky Bars wants to help those in need get their next trip off the ground.’
Last year’s Lifepoints Adventure Grant funded trips included a mother/daughter culinary tour of San Francisco, a community paddle of the Kaw River, and an excursion around Iceland’s Ring Road in a camper van.
A total of three Lifepoints Adventure Grants, each worth US$1,000, are available. Categories this year focus on the connections that come from exploration and experience: Family & Friends, Community Spirit, and Soloist. As Picky Bars points out, ‘Whether it’s taking the kids to the Grand Canyon, volunteering for an overseas home build project, or fulfilling the dream of a multi-day backpacking trip, this is the kick in the pants (or pocketbook) to finally make it happen.’
Adventurers interested in Lifepoints Adventure Grants can apply online at pickybars.com/adventuregrants. Applications are being accepted through to Sunday 26 March 2017, at 11:59 pm PDT.