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Tread Lightly!’s 5th Annual Charity

John Deere Gator XUV 625i
John Deere Gator XUV 625i
More than 50 companies have donated more than 100 products to the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! for its Fifth Annual Charity Auction on eBay in an effort to raise money for solutions to urgent outdoor recreation issues such as restricted recreation access due to irresponsible behavior. The auction is live from today through November 11th. Visit the auction here. Don’t see what you were looking for? Keep an eye out, products will be uploaded throughout the day!

Big ticket items this year include a Gator XUV 625i utility vehicle and a Toy Gator donated by John Deere.
One hundred percent of the money raised will go to help keep access to trails and recreation sites open to the public.
The auction also includes plenty of 4×4 accessories, powersports equipment and outdoor gear.Bids will start at 40 to 60 percent below retail prices.

“We’ve developed some remarkable new programs to help grow the number of good stewards and educated recreationists to help protect recreation access,” said Tread Lightly!’s executive director Lori McCullough. “We’ve begun implementation, but we need help from the outdoor recreation community. Money raised from this auction is paramount in helping us save access and curtail closures.”

Companies donating to the fifth annual auction:
  • John Deere
  • Blue Ridge Expeditions
  • Off-Road Teach &Tour Adventures
  • Skyjacker Suspensions
  • HMK
  • Asterisk
  • Superchips
  • Pro Armor
  • Vega Helmet
  • LED Lenser
  • Rampage Products
  • Adjustagrill
  • NissTec Lifts
  • OtterBox
  • ToyTec Lifts
  • Muth Mirror Systems
  • 4Mudders
  • Giant Loop
  • Browning
  • Warn Industries
  • Trail Tough Products
  • Leatherman
  • Jeepers Jamboree &Jeep Jamboree
  • Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
  • Uwharrie Off-Road Training Center
  • Trail Tech
  • ASR Offroad
  • Campfire In A Can
  • Dallas Safari Club
  • GoWesty Camper Products
  • ITP
  • Thorlo
  • California Jeep Authority
  • Rocky Trail Outfitters
  • Tuffy Security Products
  • Stop & Go International
  • Caliber
  • Enduro Engineering
  • Hi-Lift Jack Company
  • Voile Manufacturing
  • Parks Industries Motorsports & Performance
  • SmileyBuilt Offroad and Accessories.LLC 
  • Biffy Bag Disposable Toilets
  • Dennis Stubblefield Sales 

Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly! offers unique programs and services to help remedy current recreation issues.

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