Los Angeles, CA (April 2013) – Outdoor Products, a leading manufacturer of outdoor gear for all lifestyles – work, play, and travel – has partnered with the Magic Johnson Foundation to provide over 100 backpacks to student recipients of the organization’s Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program (TMSP). Named Fastweb’s 2012 Scholarship Provider of the Year, the TMSP empowers minority students through financial support, mentorship, internship opportunities, resources including laptop computers, and an annual leadership conference.

“The commitment we have to our community is a pillar of the company’s vision. Outdoor Products understands the inherent value of a solid corporate giving strategy and we are proud to join with the Magic Johnson Foundation to help make a difference,” says Brad Ottomeyer, President of Outdoor Products.

With this partnership, Outdoor Products and the Magic Johnson Foundation will work together to provide backpacks that will support the TMSP in its’ mission to offer holistic support to improve student achievement and increase college graduation rates in urban communities.

About Outdoor Products®

Outdoor Products® is a leading manufacturer of outdoor gear for all lifestyles – work, play, and travel. The company provides quality goods at reasonable prices that appeal to outdoor enthusiasts. Outdoor Products® was founded 40 years ago, under the parent company – The Outdoor Recreation Group®, and continues to grow in product selection and size. Follow along online on Facebook and Twitter.

About Magic Johnson Foundation

Magic Johnson Foundation

The Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF) is an internationally recognized philanthropic organization. It was founded 22 years ago in response to the extraordinary community support following Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s HIV announcement. Originally created to exclusively address the HIV/AIDS pandemic by issuing grants, the Magic Johnson Foundation continues to expand its programming by addressing a variety of needs in undeserved communities, including digital literacy and minority college access. Providing vital resources for success and teaching self-sufficiency, MJF remains dedicated to community empowerment with a wide range of grassroots and Federal advocacy initiatives.