Sanuk Ambassador And World-Renowned Climber Chris Sharma Celebrates The Grand
Opening Of Sender One Climbing Gym In Orange County
Sender One Indoor Rock Climbing Facility Kicked off its Grand Opening with a
Weekend of Fun-Filled Festivities
IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2013
IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sanuk, a division of Deckers
Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK), celebrated the grand opening of Sender
One Climbing, the first-ever indoor rock climbing gym owned and designed by
Sanuk ambassador and world-renowned rock climber, Chris Sharma. With the
official opening taking place on Saturday, June 15, the Santa Ana, Calif. gym
celebrated with the help of Sanuk ambassadors and world-class climbers Sierra
Blair-Coyle and Daila Ojeda to reveal its new state-of-the-art climbing walls.
Sanuk's production team, a Fur Real Production, known for its video interviews
with athletes, ambassadors and all-things-Sanuk, was there to capture the
excitement as Sender One members got the chance to climb with some of the best
climbers in the world, including Sharma himself. Created by Sharma, Sanuk
played an integral role in the design of Sender One Climbing with its iconic
astro turf material surrounding several walls. With Sanuk's fun and funky
designs, the gym features state-of-the-art facilities in both rock climbing
and yoga, and boasts walls twice the size and height of any other indoor
climbing facility in the county. Sanuk has been with Sharma every step of the
way, featuring a series of videos by a Fur Real Production that documented the
development of Sender One. Click here to see the latest video featuring the
"Opening up my own gym was something I've wanted to do for a long time,"
Sharma said. "With the help and support of Sanuk, we've managed to create a
unique, fun atmosphere that climbers of all levels can enjoy and be
challenged. It's just surreal that after everyone's hard work, it's finally
open and I get to see people come in and climb. I couldn't be more proud of
The new gym offers more than 25,000 square feet of climbing surface, with
walls as high as 50 feet. It also offers 13 different weekly yoga classes
featuring natural bamboo floors and a wide variety of weight machines and
"We here at Sanuk are ecstatic for Chris and his incredible new gym. He is
truly one of the best rock climbers in the world and we're thrilled that we
could be a part of this," said Michael Minter, global marketing director at
Sanuk. "It's not only a gym, it's a space to play for newbies and climbers
Sender One Climbing provides people with flexible membership plans, affordable
gear rentals and great group rates. It is conveniently located at 1441 S.
Village Way at McFadden Place in Santa Ana and is easily accessible from both
the 5 and 55 freeways.
For more information on Sanuk, please visit www.sanuk.com.
Sanuk is a global lifestyle brand known for its funky footwear, lo-fi sense of
innovative style and delightfully irreverent humor. Taking its name from the
Thai word for fun, Sanuk's product franchises include its Yoga Mat Sandal
Collection and its patented "Not-A-Shoe" Sidewalk Surfers, which introduced
and defined the hanging footwear category. The brand continues to rapidly
attract a uniquely passionate fan following through its addictively
comfortable products and invitingly off-center worldview. Additionally, an
impressive roster of artist and athlete brand ambassadors, including surfer
Matt Meola, snowboarder Jeremy Jones, rock climber Chris Sharma and musicians
Donavon Frankenreiter and Lukas Nelson, represents Sanuk. Sanuk is distributed
in more than 70 countries worldwide and is a proud member of the Deckers
Outdoor Corporation. Learn more at www.sanuk.com. Smile...Pass It On!
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