Great Outdoors Week 2007

Report on Great Outdoors Week 2007

Great Outdoors Week 2007

Washington, D.C. - Hundreds of leaders from the outdoor recreation community participated in meetings, discussions and celebrations of significant achievements during Great Outdoors Week 2007 (June 11-16). The need to reassess current recreation policies, the value of improving and expanding on successful recreation programs, and the importance of reconnecting children to the outdoors were all central themes of this year’s Great Outdoors Week, entitled Get Outside and into the Great Outdoors.

ARC Salutes Legends Award Winners

Washington, D.C. - Seven outstanding federal managers received Legends Awards from the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) during Great Outdoors Week 2007. “It is a pleasure and a real privilege to honor these exceptional individuals,” said ARC President Derrick Crandall. “They are really making a difference as they improve outdoor recreation resources and facilities across the country.”

Richard D. Bass of Snowbird Resort to Receive 2007 Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award

Washington, D.C. – Richard D. Bass, Chairman and CEO of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, has been chosen to receive the 19th Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award – the recreation community’s most prestigious award. Mr. Bass, the first person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents, is one of the ski industry’s most dynamic and energetic leaders and has a remarkable record of community service to youth, the disabled and to the environment. “Dick Bass is a Renaissance man and a visionary demonstrating a life-long enthusiasm for confronting challenges that would deter virtually all others. He has always found multiple ways to invest his incredible energies,” remarked Derrick Crandall, American Recreation Coalition (ARC) President, as he announced the award.