Gear geeks, this one's for you: The Women's Wilderness Institute hosts its 9th annual Gear & Cheer fundraiser event tonight at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, 2590 Walnut Street, benefiting its Girls' Wilderness Program. $35 gets you in the door, where sponsors like Left Hand Brewing Company, Boulder Beer, Odell Brewing Company, Redstone Meadery, Augustina's Winery and Vinocopia will make sure you're in a proper state of mind to hit the silent auction with reckless abandon. More than 60 sponsors donated prizes for the event, which means you'll get a chance at great bargains on new gear (including some of next season's stuff) from A-List local companies like Mountainsmith, GoLite, Osprey, Zeal Optics and Sherpani, plus auction items from dozens of other gear companies, shops, resorts, hotels, eco lodges, restaurants, et cetera.
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The goal is to raise at least $40,000 for the program, which helps teach wilderness and outdoor adventure skills to girls between the ages of 9-18. Register online or at the door tonight starting at 6 p.m.