AORE #OptOutside #optoutside

Take the Pledge!

This Black Friday,
pledge to #OptOutside

Two years ago, REI started a movement to encourage people to reconnect with the outdoors during the holidays. #OptOutside led to more than 7 million people and 700 organizations spending time outside on the day after Thanksgiving.

This year, AORE is teaming up with REI to inspire our community to #OptOutside by asking you to take the pledge with us and go outside this Black Friday.

AORE will randomly select winners to receive:

50 REI Gift Cards

Worth $25 each, for 50 individual participants who take the pledge. (Selected randomly)

25 REI Gear Packages

Worth $200 each, for 25 individual participants who fulfill their pledge. (Selected randomly)

1 Large REI
Gear Bank

Worth $2,500, to the school with the most fulfilled pledges

1. In the form below, fill out and submit your pledge.

2. Get outside on November 24, 2017, fulfill your pledge, and take a photo.

3. Post the photo to Instagram using these hashtags: #AORECampusChallenge #ACC & #OptOutside.

This will prove completion of your pledge and make you eligible to win the $200 REI gear package. (Make sure you, yourself are actually in the photo!) (If you’re not on Instagram, that’s totally cool too! Just email your photo, first and last name, and the name of your school to on November 24, and we’ll count you in!)

4. Win gear!

This Black Friday, I pledge to get outside with friends and family by…

*Any outdoor activity qualifies, as long as it’s outside! Get out there and have fun with it and don’t forget to include your friends and family.

AORE is excited to partner with REI as we strive to get more and more people outside!