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Daniel Fox Inspires Youth Through W.I.L.D.

Posted: 08.29.2014

Fox sets out to paddle 1,000 miles on the Pacific Coast to raise funds benefiting wilderness immersion camps for under-privileged youth

Wilderness Systems® and Adventure Technology® continue to support adventure, discovery and the next generation of paddlers through Daniel Fox’s new Wilderness Immersion for Leadership and Discoveries(W.I.L.D.) non-profit organization. Working with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), W.I.L.D. will give under-privileged teens the opportunity to attend wilderness immersion camps and develop leadership skills in an outdoor setting.

For W.I.L.D.’s first fund-raising campaign, Fox will kayak 1,000 miles skirting the Pacific Coast from Victoria, British Columbia, to San Francisco, California. Fox will be accepting pledges while he completes the two-and-a-half month journey, with the goal of sponsoring a group of teens to go on a thirty day NOLS Alaskan Sea Kayaking Program in the summer of 2015.

“It’s important to foster the future of exploration, sea-kayaking and outdoor recreation through programs like W.I.L.D.,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing manager for Wilderness Systems and Adventure Technology. “Fresh off of a San Francisco International Photo exhibition Gold Award, Daniel has done a great job of inspiring others to appreciate nature through his photography, and I’m confident he will do outstanding work inspiring under-privileged youth and giving them an incredible opportunity to connect with the natural world through kayaking.”

To make a pledge to W.I.LD., visit To follow Fox’s Pacific Coast expedition visit his website or Facebook page.  

During the Pacific Coast expedition Fox will be using the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175 PRO® and Zephyr 160 PRO® kayaks and the Adventure Technology Exodus Superlight® paddle.

W.I.L.D. Fundraising Campaign from Daniel Fox on Vimeo.