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SCARPA Stands for Guiding Growth - Athlete Mentorship Initiative has been created to connect and engage the SCARPA Athlete team with accomplished athletes from historically marginalized communities aspiring to take their sport or career to the next level. The mission of this program is to connect mentors with mentees focused on the sports we serve to provide participants with opportunities for personal, social, athletic and career development with the goal of helping to create a more inclusive and diverse community of athletes.
About The Program
SCARPA will pair the chosen mentees with a SCARPA athlete who can help guide them in the right direction towards achieving their specific goals. This program will help mentees develop the skills they are striving for, such as improving their athletic skills, growing their social media following, establishing connections in the industry, building brand partnerships, transitioning their athletic interests to careers, creating or guiding non-profits or outdoor organizations. The program will also encourage all who participate to give back to others in their community after they finish and help educate them with the tools to do that.
Is the Athlete Mentorship Initiative Right For You?
Do you or someone you know want to learn from professional athletes how to excel to the highest levels of your discipline, refine your skills, or solidify a career as a professional athlete or brand ambassador? Maybe you want to use your outdoor or climbing knowledge to become a guide or take your skills to the competition scene or coaching world. Tell us your goals, and SCARPA will match you with a mentor who can help lead you in the right direction towards achieving them.
Athlete Mentorship Initiative Timeline
The path to creating more diversity, equity and inclusion in the climbing and outdoor sports community is a journey, not a destination. As we consider this journey, listen to people of underserved communities, and think about what we have learned, we feel it is our responsibility to create more access, support, and opportunity for Climbing and Outdoor Athletes from BIPOC, LBGTQ and Disabled communities. We think improving diversity and inclusion needs to happen on all levels, from new outdoor enthusiasts to active outdoor athletes and that there needs to be an accessible progression of steppingstones that will help people follow their dreams and reach their full athletic or professional potential in climbing and outdoor sports. We want to do our part to elevate and empower aspiring athletes and influencers from all different backgrounds to the highest level, so they can inspire others like themselves to dream about one day achieving the same. We acknowledge that our North America athlete team and therefore our mentors are not representative of every group, but we feel that this is the first step in changing that. We hope you will consider joining us on this journey.
This is why SCARPA North America created the “SCARPA Stands for Guiding Growth - Athlete Mentorship Initiative”. Based on the belief that we cannot rest until we see people from historically marginalized communities at all levels of our sports and industry, including as sponsored athletes, professional guides, company leaders and in our boardrooms. The Guiding Growth - Athlete Mentorship Initiative is the result of the efforts and collaborations of so many amazing people inside and outside of our company, sports, and industry. The origin of this idea and vision for this initiative was based on the personal and professional experiences of our CEO, Kim Miller. Kim is an expert climber, skier, and outdoor athlete, a forty-year veteran of the Outdoor Industry, a person of color and an immigrant.
MEET THE MENTEES
CREATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE
IN COLLABORATION WITH
Bethany ‘Bety’ Lebewitz
CEO & Founder
Brown Girls Climb
Brothers of Climbing
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)
Kristina Opre Gray
Corporate Relations & Marketing Director
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)
Communication Coach &
SUPPORTING TRAINING PARTNERS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What type of training will the mentors have completed before the program starts?
The program is designed to promote safe and positive one on one interactions between the mentors and mentees. To help facilitate that mentors will have completed JEDI & communication/conflict resolution training before the program begins and will continue to have training sessions throughout the program.
What level of athlete are you looking for in your mentees?
Mentee applicants should have a strong foundation in their sport, but do not need to be performing at an elite level.
Do I have to live in a certain location to be accepted to the program?
No most of the interactions will be via phone, text, Zoom and other forms digital communication, we hope to end the program with an in-person event, but that is to be determined.
Are there any costs associated with the program?
There will be no direct cost to the program, however applicants will need access to a communication device such as a phone or computer for conversations with their mentor and for virtual group meetings and training sessions.
Are there any prerequisites for the program?
Just a desire to grow in your sport and a desire to grow and give back to others.
What is the time commitment?
Each mentor/mentee pair will determine the frequency of their check ins (however we encourage them to occur at least every other week). Each month there will be an additional training opportunity (examples: educational panels, open discussion times, JEDI sessions, industry round tables) participation is encourage but not mandatory for all sessions.
What else is SCARPA doing to promote JEDI?
To learn more about the entire SCARPA STANDS platform including JEDI initiatives please visit: https://www.scarpa.com/community/blog/article/scarpa-stands
Will SCARPA provide gear for me to excel in my sport?
Yes! SCARPA will provide at least 1 pair of shoes or boots to all chosen mentees additionally all mentees will have access to SCARPA products at a Pro Discount.
How will the mentees and mentors be chosen and paired?
Members of the program advisory board will choose the Mentees from the applicants and create the pairings based on each mentee’s goals and which mentor has the best experience to help them accomplish those.
What resources are provided for the participants?
All mentees and mentors will receive a program handbook with multiple resources including expectation and goal setting worksheets, additional reading & video content, program schedule for training and educational sessions, and all necessary contacts.
What if I am having an issue with my mentor?
There is an organized line of communication that both Mentors and Mentees will be given. We have specific individuals, both inside and outside of the organization, that will serve as resources and confidants selected to help resolve any conflict and based on the issue at hand.
What else should I know?
This program is not perfect but it has been constructed with the best intentions in mind and hopes to elevate not only the mentees but the mentors, and everyone involved in the program.
If I have additional questions about the program who can I contact?
Please send all additional questions to [email protected]
Last updated 12 October 2018. Effective immediately.
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15. LIMITED WARRANTY: PRODUCTS. SCARPA products are warranted to the original retail purchaser to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the original date of purchase. Warranties for non-SCARPA products, that is products sold by SCARPA but manufactured by other manufacturers (by way of example, products manufactured by Koflach or Rottefella), may be different. Check the materials that come with the non-SCARPA products and that manufacturer’s website for information about their warranties. If you purchase a SCARPA product from any SCARPA Websites that you believe is defective, return the product to us pursuant to the SCARPA Return Policy and include your receipt and proof of purchase showing the purchase date. SCARPA will repair or replace the product at our sole discretion. If SCARPA determines that there is no warranty issue with the returned product, the product will be returned to you with a note of explanation. SCARPA’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS EXPLICITLY LIMITED SOLELY TO SUCH REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT. UPON EXPIRATION OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD, SCARPA SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE. THE FOLLOWING ARE EXPLICITLY EXCLUDED AND NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY: (1) DAMAGES DUE TO NORMAL USE AND WEAR; (2) DAMAGES DUE TO ABUSE OR ACCIDENTS; (3) SCARPA PRODUCTS THAT HAVE BEEN RESOLED OR IN ANY WAY MODIFIED; AND (4) THE FIT OF ANY SCARPA PRODUCT. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, and except as otherwise specified above, SCARPA MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN, CONDITION OR QUALITY OF MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP TO THE PURCHASER OF THE GOODS AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHATSOEVER. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE FOREGOING SENTENCE IS INTENDED TO RELEASE THE SELLER FROM LIABILITY FOR ORDINARY DAMAGES FOR PROVEN PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS.
Please note that certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If you are a resident of such a state and these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you may have additional rights.
16. Reserved Rights. SCARPA reserves the right to do any of the following, for any reason, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Websites, or any portion of the Websites; (2) to modify or change the Websites, or any portion of the Websites, and any applicable policies or terms; (3) to interrupt the operation of the Websites, or any portion of the Websites, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes; and (4) discontinue or restrict your use of the Websites.
17. WARNING: SKIING, CLIMBING, MOUNTAINEERING, TRAIL RUNNING, HIKING, WALKING, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES, ARE POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING, HAZARDOUS, AND DANGEROUS. By purchasing or using any SCARPA equipment in any manner, you agree that you are: (1) personally and solely responsible for: (a) learning and knowing the limits and capabilities of the equipment and yourself, (b) the proper use of and techniques for such equipment, (c) making responsible, sound decisions in changing situations, and (2) assuming all risks and accepting full and complete responsibility for any and all damages and injury of any kind to yourself or others, including death, paralysis, and serious injury, which may result from or is related to your use of any equipment manufactured by or purchased through SCARPA, its partners, Websites, or retailers. In addition, YOU AGREE TO ASSUME ALL RISKS AND ACCEPT FULL AND COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES AND INJURY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DEATH, PARALYSIS, AND SERIOUS INJURY, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM OR IS RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE UPON ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PRODUCED BY SCARPA, ITS PARTNERS, AND/OR THAT IS CONTAINED IN ANY SCARPA WEBSITES, CATALOGS, PUBLICATIONS, OR OTHER SCARPA MATERIALS. Resources like the SCARPA Websites and publications can provide useful information and tips, but they are no substitute for good decision making, safe and appropriate use of equipment, or professional instruction for the numerous hazardous situations in which you may choose to use SCARPA products.
18. Disclosure of Your Information. You agree and SCARPA reserves the right at all times and without further notice to disclose any information that SCARPA deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, administrative or legal process or governmental request. SCARPA also may disclose your information when SCARPA determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes. You agree that SCARPA may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if SCARPA determines that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Websites, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with, either intentionally or unintentionally, the Websites, SCARPA’s rights or property, or the rights or property of the Websites’ users, including SCARPA’s customers. You acknowledge and agree that SCARPA may preserve any transmittal or communication by you, including emails, through the Websites or any service offered on or through the Websites, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or SCARPA determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce these Terms, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, and/or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of SCARPA, its employees, users of or visitors to the Websites, and the public.
19. Indemnity. YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SCARPA, ITS SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, AND ITS AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CO-BRANDERS OR OTHER PARTNERS, HARMLESS FROM ANY DEMANDS, DAMAGES, LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIMS OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND JUDGMENTS OF ANY KIND OR NATURE), MADE AGAINST OR INCURRED BY SCARPA BY YOU, ANY PERSON OR ENTITY ACTING ON YOUR BEHALF, AND/OR ANY THIRD PARTY RELATED TO, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR IMPROPER USE OF THE WEBSITES, YOUR BREACH OF ANY OF THESE TERMS, AND/OR ANY OTHER VIOLATION BY YOU THAT CREATES LIABILITY FOR SCARPA. This provision may be unenforceable or inapplicable within the State of New Jersey.
20. Applicable Law; Dispute Resolution; Arbitration; Class Action Waiver; Miscellaneous Provisions. By visiting or using any SCARPA Websites, you agree that:
(1) All matters relating to these Terms, and/or your access to or use of the Websites, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of Colorado without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.
(2) In the event of any controversy or dispute between SCARPA and you arising out of or in connection with these Terms and/or your use of the Websites, SCARPA and you shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within thirty (30) days, then either party may request that such controversy or dispute be mediated. The mediation may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. If conducted in person, the mediation shall take place in Boulder, Colorado. If the dispute is not resolved through mediation within a reasonable time (not to exceed sixty (60) days from the mediation request), then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law through binding arbitration as described below.
(3) BINDING ARBITRATION: In the event of any dispute arising under or relating to these Terms your access to or use of the Websites (including products or services sold or distributed by SCARPA through SCARPA Websites), such dispute will be finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. NEITHER YOU NOR WE SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE ANY CLAIM IN COURT OR TO HAVE THE CLAIM DECIDED BY A JUDGE OR JURY. DISCOVERY RIGHTS, SUCH AS EACH PARTY'S RIGHT TO THE EXCHANGE OF PREHEARING INFORMATION OR PREHEARING TAKING OF SWORN TESTIMONY, MAY ALSO BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION. All disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the Federal Arbitration Act. The arbitration shall be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules, both of which are available at the AAA website www.adr.org. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. If conducted in person, the arbitration shall take place in Boulder, Colorado. The parties may litigate in court to compel arbitration, to stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to these Terms.
(4) CLASS ACTION WAIVER: Any arbitration or proceeding shall be limited to the dispute between us and you individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (a) no arbitration or proceeding shall be joined with any other; (b) there shall be no right or authority for any dispute to be arbitrated or resolved on a class action-basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (c) there shall be no right or authority for any dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
(5) You hereby irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, (a) any objection that you may now or hereafter have to such jurisdiction and venue and (b) any claim that any such arbitration proceeding has been brought in an inconvenient forum. Note that the preceding provision regarding venue may not apply if you are a consumer based in the European Union, however, in all cases, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply in any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms;
(6) Any and all claims arising out of or related to these Terms must be brought by you within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is forever and irrevocably barred. Claims made under the separate terms and conditions of purchase for goods and services are not subject to this limitation.
(7) No recovery may be sought or received by you against SCARPA for damages other than your out-of-pocket expenses, excluding attorney fees.
(8) A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in any mediation or arbitration proceeding based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. All headings in these Terms are for convenience or reference only and shall be ignored in construing these Terms.
(9) SCARPA’s failure to enforce all or any part of these Terms or respond to a breach thereof by you or any other party shall not in any way be construed as a waiver or a relinquishment of any right granted SCARPA hereunder of the future performance of all or any part of these Terms, and your obligations set forth in these Terms shall continue in full force and effect.
(10) If any provision in these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the invalid or unenforceable provision will be modified to the minimum extent necessary and deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.
(11) These Terms contain the entire and final agreement regarding SCARPA Websites and their Content, and supersede any prior or contemporaneous communications between you and SCARPA regarding the Websites.
(12) Any offer for any feature, product or service made on the Websites is void where prohibited. If you choose to access the Websites from outside the U.S., you are solely responsible for complying with applicable U.S. and local laws. Although the Websites may be accessible worldwide, not all products or features provided or offered through the Websites are available in all geographic locations, or available (legally or otherwise) for use outside of the U.S. SCARPA reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any product or feature shown on the Websites to any person or geographic area.
(13) All rights not explicitly granted in these Terms are hereby reserved by SCARPA.
(14) By continuing to use the SCARPA Websites, you hereby agree and intend to be bound by these Terms.
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