SPRINGFIELD, ORE – Richardson and Captains For Clean Water, today announced an official partnership to further the non-profit organization’s mission to restore and protect water resources in Florida’s peninsula region. This partnership will establish Richardson as the exclusive provider of custom caps for Captains For Clean Water, including an in-kind product donation that will enable the conservation organization to continue their journey of raising funds and bringing awareness on this critical issue.
Decades of water mismanagement of the greater Everglades watershed has resulted in devastating impacts to water bodies from coast to coast. Characterized by harmful algae blooms and polluted water discharges, the consequences include severe economic, ecological, and public safety implications. Captains advocates to advance Everglades restoration as the solution to these issues and has rallied supporters across the nation to get involved. Their efforts have infused the conservation movement with a fresh, new energy that has positioned the outdoor community at the forefront and inspired everyone to work together to protect the delicate natural resources we all enjoy. Today, there is another potential water crisis looming in the region, and Captains is calling for everyone to get involved.
“As we face a potentially devastating water crisis, the need to advance the work we do at Captains to fight and protect our waters in Florida has never been greater,” said Captain Daniel Andrews, Co-founder and Executive Director at Captains For Clean Water. “Our mission was born out of passion for the outdoors; as fishing guides, we simply began by raising awareness and educating our communities and policymakers about the water crisis we face. From the beginning, the Richardson cap has symbolized a voice for change, and has helped us build awareness for our waters.”
Richardson is a family-owned and operated manufacturer of performance and lifestyle headwear and baseball uniforms. As a company made up of athletes and adventurers, a passion for sports and the outdoors runs central to its values. The partnership with Captains For Clean Water is a natural extension of these values and a commitment to protecting the wild spaces where we all play.
“We are honored to officially team up with Captains For Clean Water in an effort to cast broader awareness around the real environmental and human risks that face Florida’s aquatic ecosystems,” said Kelly Richardson, CEO of Richardson. “We strongly believe in their conservation efforts, and we are proud to support them as they continue their efforts to fight to protect these valuable resources for future generations.”
With this partnership, Richardson joins the nonprofit grassroots organization’s growing list of supporting outdoor brands including Columbia PFG, Mustad, Orvis, SIMMS, Traeger Grills, YETI, among many others.
You can meet the Richardson and Captains For Clean Water crew at ICAST 2023 July 11-14, 2023 in booth #4648, and learn more about their joint efforts in preserving Florida’s Everglades. Be sure to join them in the booth for “Cappy Hour” to celebrate their new partnership on Wednesday, July 12 from 4-6 pm.
Richardson is a leading manufacturer of performance and lifestyle headwear and baseball uniforms. The company is also a leader in the custom cap market, creating customized hats for teams, brands, businesses, breweries, fishing shops, and everything in between. Founded in 1970, Richardson is a family-owned and operated business with headquarters in Springfield, Oregon, and distribution across Oregon, Ohio and Texas.
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About Captains For Clean Water
Captains For Clean Water is a 501(c)3 nonprofit grassroots organization that fights to protect and restore our water resources. They work to advance science-based solutions through efforts focused on awareness and education, empowering people to speak up for our water quality and hold elected officials accountable.
They have united environmental groups, the outdoor industry, business community, and concerned citizens around these critical issues. As a result, more people are getting involved in the fight for clean water, and progress is happening rapidly, but they still have a long way to go and need help.
To learn more about Captains For Clean Water, please visit www.captainsforcleanwater.org.