MER is proud to support our Nonprofit of the Month for September: Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA).

The mission of PPORA is one we can all get behind: Strengthening the Pikes Peak Region’s outdoor recreation industry through leadership and collaboration.

However, their vision goes beyond establishing the Pikes Peak Region as one of the premier destinations to pursue Outdoor Recreation, they are also dedicated to attracting and recruiting appropriate businesses and establish policies and best practices for our industry.

The 5 Pillars of PPORA are:

GROW – Responsibly grow outdoor recreation in the Pikes Peak region

INSPIRE – Inspire greater participation in outdoor recreation

STRENGTHEN – Strengthen the Pikes Peak region’s outdoor recreation industry

STEWARD – Support stewardship of our outdoor environments and promote outdoor ethics for responsible recreation

ADVOCATE – Advocate on behalf of the outdoor recreation industry at the local, state and national levels

Please join us in supporting this worthy cause by visiting our $5 shelf in store during September.

To learn more about PPORA and how you can get involved, please visit: