Portion of proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Boulder, CO—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle®, is announcing a new promotion where customers can order insulated sport water bottles customized with photos of their pets. The company will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to support homeless and abandoned animals.
The promotion begins November 1 and continues through December 22, 2011, making custom photo bottles the perfect gifts for the holidays.
“Giving back to the community is an important part of our company culture,” said Judy Amabile, President of Product Architects. “We love animals, and our customers love their pets—so we thought this was a great way to support the efforts of our local humane society, which works so hard to place homeless animals into loving families. I have adopted two dogs from them myself.”
The patented Polar Bottle features an insulating layer between two walls of plastic, so it keeps liquids cool twice as long as other water bottles. The photos are printed on the insulating layer and show through the clear outer plastic.
The Polar Bottle fits standard bike water bottle cages and features a convenient, removable carrying strap. It is produced in the U.S. and is BPA- and phthalate-free.
The pet photo bottles cost $20 each, with $5 from each purchase going directly to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley provides shelter and care to more than 9,000 animals each year, with 91 percent of the animals being successfully adopted or reunited with their guardians—one of the best adoption rates in the nation. The organization takes in animals from the local community, and also has a transfer program where it accepts abandoned pets from other regions, saving thousands of animals from euthanasia each year.
“We think our supporters and adopters will really like these bottles customized with their pets’ photos,” said Lisa Pedersen, CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. “We’re excited to partner with this innovative Boulder-based company and raise funds to save more lives.”
About Product Architects, Inc.
Product Architects, Inc.—a woman-owned company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado—invented Polar Bottle, a leading brand of insulated sports water bottles. Avid cyclists Robert Heiberger and Judy Amabile founded the company in 1994 out of a desire to create a bottle that would keep liquids cool. Combining Robert’s mechanical engineering background and Judy’s business acumen, the duo created the Polar Bottle, which is now sold in more than 30 countries. In 2010, the company expanded its offerings with a line of stainless steel and plastic bottles that feature a revolutionary lid technology called the Half Twist™ cap. The Polar Bottle is BPA- and phthalate-free. For more information, visit www.polarbottle.com.
About the Humane Society of Boulder Valley
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is a community supported, open-door facility that provides shelter, medical care and behavioral rehabilitation for more than 9,000 animals a year. Since its inception in 1902, the shelter has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Boulder Valley and a national leader in animal welfare. It is the mission of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people. Go to www.boulderhumane.org for more information.
Source: Avery Stonich