PARTNERSHIP HELPS TO CONNECT DIVERSE AUDIENCES TO AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS
WASHINGTON – Today, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced its partnership with Go RVing in support of the 2014 @American_Latino Expedition to Grand Teton National Park. Now in its second year, the Expedition engages diverse audiences and inspires exploration and stewardship of America’s national parks, all the while highlighting American Latino culture, history, and contributions across the National Park System. The program is conducted through the National Park Foundation’s American Latino Heritage Fund (ALHF).
“Go RVing, like the National Park Foundation, recognizes the value and importance of introducing all Americans to our national parks,” said Neil Mulholland, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “As the official ride of the 2014 @American_Latino Expedition, Go RVing will help open people’s eyes to the incredible moments that can be shared on a national park road trip and inspire people to support and enjoy America’s treasured places.”
Go RVing is providing two recreational vehicles (RVs) to transport the 2014 participants to and from, and throughout Grand Teton National Park.
“Our national parks are true American treasures, and for countless decades RVs have provided an ideal way for visitors to experience all the parks have to offer,” said James Ashurst, vice president of communications and marketing, RVIA/Go RVing. “As we look to ensure that the parks remain a vibrant destination for generations to come, the @American_Latino Expedition is an engaging, awareness-building initiative that supports that goal. Through the combined support of Go RVing and the other sponsors, we hope that this program will help inspire more and more Americans to consider the national parks when making their future travel plans.”
The Expedition will take place September 7 – 12, 2014, and focus on education, park stewardship, outdoor recreation, careers with the National Park Service, and more. Participants will meet directly with National Park Service staff. Expenses, including air travel, lodging, and most on-site tour and excursion fees will be covered by the National Park Foundation and Expedition partners.
In addition to Go RVing, many other partners have joined with the National Park Foundation to make the 2014 @American_Latino Expedition possible including Aramark, REI, and Columbia Sportswear.
To learn more about the work of the American Latino Heritage Fund and how to support these important efforts, visit www.ALHF.org. For more information on the National Park Foundation and how to support and protect America’s national parks, please visit www.nationalparks.org.
ABOUT GO RVING
The Go RVing Coalition, formed in 1994, consists of RV manufacturers, component suppliers, dealers and campgrounds. Go RVing works to provide the public and media with pertinent information about the benefits of RV travel. For more information visit www.GoRVing.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.