You Need This #MomentOfChill

MANCHESTER, Vermont – The holiday season is a time of joy and fellowship, but it can also put a person through the wringer. According to the American Psychological Association, 70% of Americans feel increased stress due to lack of time, the pressure of gift-giving, and difficulty managing expectations. That’s why Orvis has a gift for you—something you can enjoy guilt-free throughout the season.

From November 15 through December 25, pause and de-stress from the frantic pace of the holidays with a daily #MomentofChill – which may involve a frolicking puppy, a crackling fireplace, or the soothing ripples of an untouched stream.

Every day from the week before Thanksgiving through Christmas Day, Orvis will post a “Moment of Chill” video on Facebook and Instagram. While going over your to-do list or worrying about what to get your in-laws, stop and take a moment for yourself. Reconnect to the adventure and wonder of the natural world as you sit back and relax to the sights and sounds of fly fishing on a babbling brook; zone out to the beautiful scenery of Wyoming, New Zealand, or Vermont; or imagine yourself in front of a warm fireplace with a sleeping pup.

The videos run between 30 and 60 seconds, allowing viewers to indulge in a rare holiday #MomentofChill.

For more information and to see all the videos, please visit our website at Orvis.com. Or, follow along on Facebook or Instagram.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution photos, please contact Jessica Donahue – jdonahue@marshallpr.com.

About Orvis
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K. and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. Orvis promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences and to protect nature by committing 5% of pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.

Learn more at www.orvis.com.

#AdoptARover Road Trip Highlights Dog Adoption

Three dog-loving organizations – The Petfinder Foundation, Orvis, and Barbour – have teamed up and are proud to announce the #AdoptARover Road Trip – a 30-stop tour of the East Coast to find homes for dogs and raise awareness for pet adoption.

“We are delighted that Orvis and Barbour, two family-owned companies that know a thing or two about the richness dogs bring into our lives, are hosting this wonderful tour,” said Petfinder Foundation Executive Director Toni Morgan. “Not only will this shed light upon the importance of pet adoption, but we hope to make a lot of dogs and people very happy in the process, too!”

The trip runs through March of 2019. Pit stops at Orvis stores from Vermont to Alabama will feature adoptable dogs from local shelters looking for a new home.

“We’re very proud to partner with two great organizations who share Orvis’s love and commitment for canine well-being,” said Tory Myler, Orvis retail marketing manager. “The #AdoptARover Road Trip gives you the chance to get matched with the dog of your dreams.”

Every good road trip needs wheels and this one is no different. A fully restored 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 with a one-of-a-kind Barbour interior will anchor the trip. For added fun, folks will have the opportunity to win the Land Rover itself, as well as other great Orvis and Barbour products. Barbour has even created a navigator for the trip: a whimsical plaid stuffed dog named Rover.

“When you stop by an #AdoptARover event, don’t forget to snap a photo with Rover,” said Tom Hooven, general manager of Barbour, Inc. “He’ll be riding shotgun throughout the tour.”

For more information and a schedule of stops, visit www.orvis.com/adoptarover.

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About Petfinder Foundation:
The Petfinder Foundation supports the shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com. Their mission is to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets. A nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, they help organizations throughout North America increase adoptions, respond to and recover from disaster, and become more sustainable.

About The Orvis Company:
Founded in 1856, we believe the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K., and maintains a network of over 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. We promise to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences, and to protect nature by committing 5% of our pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide. Learn more at www.orvis.com.

About Barbour:
Established in 1894, J. Barbour & Sons is a British company headquartered in South Shields, England. What originally began as a business providing protective outerwear to fishermen, sailors and mariners from the worst of the British weather has expanded to today offering a complete wardrobe of clothes and footwear for men, women and children. Forever synonymous with the British countryside, Barbour’s collections now span from the best practical country clothing to more urban fashion pieces. Though still a family-held business, Barbour is now a global success, sold in over 40 countries worldwide and holds three Royal Warrants from HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales. To learn more about Barbour, please visit www.barbour.com/us.

On the Water Rehabilitation

NEW YORK CITY, New York – Orvis Fifth Avenue is pleased to announce their “Giveback Days” event taking place throughout the month of September. The outdoor retailer is partnering with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a nonprofit dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities.

“In the past year, the New York chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has added more than 30 disabled veterans to their roster,” stated Doug Lopez, Orvis Fifth Avenue retail manager. “This donation and matching funds will go to support day and overnight trips, enabling more veterans to get out on the West Branch of the Delaware, for example, as well as other nearby waters.”

In addition to a $2,000 cash donation from Orvis, the company is challenging their customers to give back, as well. During the month of September, customers donating $10 or more will receive a $10 Orvis savings card (limit one per customer).

There will be an after-hours event in the Orvis Fifth Avenue store, 489 Fifth Avenue, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. where the final donations will be awarded to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and partner groups will be raffling Orvis products to help raise additional funds. The public is invited to attend and there will be free refreshments and drawings for Orvis savings cards.

Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting and sustaining the natural world, not only now, but for all who follow.

For more information, please visit Orvis.com.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution photos, please contact Jessica Donahue – jdonahue@marshallpr.com.

About Orvis
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K. and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. Orvis promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences and to protect nature by committing 5% of pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.

Learn more at www.orvis.com.

Protecting Wetland Habitat in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Orvis Charlotte is pleased to announce their “Giveback Days” event taking place throughout the month of September. The outdoor retailer is partnering with the Charlotte chapter of Ducks Unlimited, a nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, other wildlife and people.

“The Charlotte chapter of Ducks Unlimited is important to the conservation efforts in the Charlotte region,” stated Trey Oliver, Orvis Charlotte store manager. “Clean water, healthy wildlife and wetlands are all vital pieces to a vibrant environment. We appreciate the volunteers and members that work hard each day to help protect and restore our resources for the next generation.”

In addition to a $2,000 cash donation from Orvis, the company is challenging their customers to give back, as well. During the month of September customers donating $10 or more will receive a $10 Orvis savings card (limit one per customer).

There will be an after-hours event in the Orvis Charlotte store, 6800 Phillips Place, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. where the final donations will be awarded to the Charlotte chapter of Ducks Unlimited and partner groups will be raffling Orvis products to help raise additional funds. The public is invited to attend and there will be free refreshments and drawings for Orvis savings cards.

Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting and sustaining the natural world, not only now, but for all who follow.

For more information, please visit Orvis.com.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution photos, please contact Jessica Donahue – jdonahue@marshallpr.com.

About Orvis
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K. and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. Orvis promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences and to protect nature by committing 5% of pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.

Learn more at www.orvis.com.

Preserving the Quality of Fishing for Present and Future Anglers

DENVER, Colorado – Orvis Park Meadow and Orvis Cherry Creek are pleased to announce their “Giveback Days” events taking place throughout the month of September. The outdoor retailer is partnering with the Cutthroat Chapter of the Colorado Trout Unlimited organization, a nonprofit dedicated to education, as well as protecting and restoring the robust populations of native and wild cold-water fish.

“Orvis is excited to see the donation being used to support five scholarships to the Colorado Trout Unlimited Youth Camp,” stated Brian Young, Orvis Park Meadow fishing manager. “Not only does the camp provide kids the opportunity to get out into the fresh air but it also teaches them a new lifelong skill – fly fishing.”

Andy Dmohowski, fishing manager at the Orvis Cherry Creek store adds, “this camp also has a strong conservation component, which is a significant piece of outdoor education necessary to ensure the sustainability of the sport.”

In addition to a $2,000 cash donation from Orvis, the company is challenging their customers to give back, as well. During the month of September, customers donating $10 or more will receive a $10 Orvis savings card (limit one per customer).

There will be after-hours events at Orvis Park Meadow, 8433 Park Meadows Center Drive in Lone Tree, and at Orvis Cherry Creek, 2770 E Second Ave in Denver, Orvis stores on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. Final donations will be awarded to the Cutthroat Chapter, and partner groups will be raffling Orvis products to help raise additional funds. The public is invited to attend and there will be free refreshments and drawings for Orvis savings cards.

Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting and sustaining the natural world, not only now, but for all who follow.

For more information, please visit Orvis.com.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution photos, please contact Jessica Donahue – jdonahue@marshallpr.com.

About Orvis
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K. and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. Orvis promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences and to protect nature by committing 5% of pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.

Learn more at www.orvis.com.

Supporting Upgrades to the National Park’s Emergency Radio Systems

SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee – Orvis Sevierville is pleased to announce their “Giveback Days” event taking place throughout the month of September. The outdoor retailer is partnering with Friends of the Smokies, a nonprofit that assists the National Park Service to preserve and protect the Great Smoky National Park by raising funds and public awareness.

“The Friends of the Smokies are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year,” stated Tricia Maggard, Orvis Sevierville retail manager. “We are pleased our donation will be used to upgrade the park’s emergency radio system, which is a crucial piece of safety equipment every national park needs. We support the group’s ongoing commitment of enhancing Great Smoky National Park for future generations.”

In addition to a $2,000 cash donation from Orvis, the company is challenging their customers to give back, as well. During the month of September, customers donating $10 or more will receive a $10 Orvis savings card (limit one per customer).

There will be an after-hours event in the Orvis Sevierville store, 136 Apple Valley Road, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. where the final donations will be awarded to the Friends of the Smokies and partner groups will be raffling Orvis products to help raise additional funds. The public is invited to attend and there will be free refreshments and drawings for Orvis savings cards.

Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting and sustaining the natural world, not only now, but for all who follow.

For more information, please visit Orvis.com.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution photos, please contact Jessica Donahue – jdonahue@marshallpr.com.

Photo Credits:
Bear and cub – Sam Hobbs
Big Creek September – Bob Carr

About Orvis
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K. and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. Orvis promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences and to protect nature by committing 5% of pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.

Learn more at www.orvis.com.

Keeping Natural Resources Natural

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Orvis Cleveland is pleased to announce their “Giveback Days” event taking place throughout the month of September. The outdoor retailer is partnering with Western Reserve Land Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection and restoration of essential natural assets through land conservation.

“The Land Conservancy is dedicating resources to educating its community about the importance of the area’s vital natural resources,” stated Lee DeAngelo, Orvis Cleveland retail manager. “Protecting land and water is essential for recreation, especially for anglers, and we’re proud to help support their mission.”

In addition to a $2,000 cash donation from Orvis, the company is challenging their customers to give back, as well. During the month of September, customers donating $10 or more will receive a $10 Orvis savings card (limit one per customer).

The Western Reserve Land Conservancy, stretching from Sandusky Bay to the Pennsylvania border and from Lake Erie to Wayne County, was created in 2006 by the largest-ever merger of land trusts in the United States. Today, WRLC has been able to increase their initial 8,000 acres five-fold.

There will be an after-hours event in the Orvis Cleveland store, 28839 Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. where the final donations will be awarded to the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and partner groups will be raffling Orvis products to help raise additional funds. The public is invited to attend and there will be free refreshments and drawings for Orvis savings cards.

Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting and sustaining the natural world, not only now, but for all who follow.

For more information, please visit Orvis.com.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution photos, please contact Jessica Donahue – jdonahue@marshallpr.com.

About Orvis
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K. and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. Orvis promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences and to protect nature by committing 5% of pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.

Learn more at www.orvis.com.

Supporting Second Chances

MANCHESTER, Vermont – Orvis Manchester is pleased to announce their “Giveback Days” event taking place throughout the month of September. The outdoor retailer is partnering with Second Chance Animal Center, a nonprofit dedicated to providing animals compassionate care, shelter and adoption services.

“Orvis is proud to support the Second Chance Animal Center,” stated Sarah Staib, Orvis Manchester men’s lead. “They have been an important community staple for almost 60 years, covering towns in Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. And many of their services are designed to keep animals in their home instead of having to be surrendered to the shelter.”

In addition to a $2,000 cash donation from Orvis, the company is challenging their customers to give back, as well. During the month of September customers donating $10 or more will receive a $10 Orvis savings card (limit one per customer).

There will be an after-hours event in the Orvis Manchester store, 4180 Main Street, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. where the final donations will be awarded to the Second Chance Animal Center and partner groups will be raffling Orvis products to help raise additional funds. The public is invited to attend and there will be free refreshments and drawings for Orvis savings cards.

Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting and sustaining the natural world, not only now, but for all who follow.

For more information, please visit Orvis.com.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution photos, please contact Jessica Donahue – jdonahue@marshallpr.com.

About Orvis
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K. and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. Orvis promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences and to protect nature by committing 5% of pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.

Learn more at www.orvis.com.

Restoring the Reedy River for the Next Generation

GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Orvis Greenville is pleased to announce their “Giveback Days” event taking place throughout the month of September. The outdoor retailer is partnering with Friends of the Reedy River, the only local, volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving, promoting and restoring the Reedy River.

“Friends of the Reedy River are educating their communities about the importance of the area’s clean waters and working extensively to improve the quality of Greenville’s hometown river,” stated Christian Fichtel, Orvis Greenville retail manager. “A clean, healthy river ecosystem is an important resource for recreation, especially for anglers, and we’re proud to help support their mission.”

In addition to a $2,000 cash donation from Orvis, the company is challenging their customers to give back, as well. During the month of September customers donating $10 or more will receive a $10 Orvis savings card (limit one per customer).

There will be an after-hours event in the Orvis Greenville store, 1 N Main Street, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. where the final donations will be awarded to the Friends of the Reedy River and partner groups will be raffling Orvis products to help raise additional funds. The public is invited to attend and there will be free refreshments and drawings for Orvis savings cards.

Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting and sustaining the natural world, not only now, but for all who follow.

For more information, please visit Orvis.com.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution photos, please contact Jessica Donahue – jdonahue@marshallpr.com.

About Orvis
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K. and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. Orvis promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences and to protect nature by committing 5% of pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.

Learn more at www.orvis.com.

Keep the Clinton River Watershed Pristine

ROYAL OAK, Michigan – Orvis Royal Oak is pleased to announce their “Giveback Days” event taking place throughout the month of September. The outdoor retailer is partnering with Clinton River Watershed Council, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting, enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair.

“Orvis is passionate about supporting this specific project because there are three designated trout streams within the boundaries of this watershed,” stated Jason Davis, Orvis Royal Oak store manager. “The donation will be used to improve in-stream and riparian river habitat within the Clinton River Watershed through the Clinton River Cold Water Conservation Project. It is vital to conserve and protect these waterways for the next generation of recreation, specifically anglers.”

In addition to a $2,000 cash donation from Orvis, the company is challenging their customers to give back, as well. During the month of September, customers donating $10 or more will receive a $10 Orvis savings card (limit one per customer).

There will be an after-hours event in the Orvis Royal Oak store, 29500 Woodward Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. where the final donations will be awarded to the Clinton River Watershed Council and partner groups will be raffling Orvis products to help raise additional funds. The public is invited to attend and there will be free refreshments and drawings for Orvis savings cards.

Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting and sustaining the natural world, not only now, but for all who follow.

For more information, please visit Orvis.com.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution photos, please contact Jessica Donahue – jdonahue@marshallpr.com.

About Orvis
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K. and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. Orvis promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences and to protect nature by committing 5% of pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.

Learn more at www.orvis.com.