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Play Hard Give Back aims to create a culture among athletes around the importance of giving back.
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About PHGB:

PHGB was founded on the belief that social responsibility is an important ingredient for leading a meaningful life. PHGB works hard to connect athletes with meaningful social and environmental causes. Our online platform empowers athletes by helping them pursue their athletic goals while supporting a nonprofit of their choosing.

Journey:

(A Letter From Our Founder)

I grew up in Sun Valley Idaho and, like many others, I didn't always appreciate how good my life was. I was heavily involved in athletics, and had the opportunity, time, and support to pursue hockey-my passion. But it was a passion centered on me. I only began to understand how fortunate I was when I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and Asia with my grandparents.

Visiting developing communities was an eye-opening experience that began to change the way that I viewed my future. As an athlete, my passion required a massive amount of time concentrated on myself, always focusing on my own improvement. However, my experiences traveling made me think beyond the me that was prominent during my hockey career. A seed was planted in me that made me want to give back to projects and causes that would better the world.

My new outlook directly shaped the concept for my 2012 senior project at the University of St. Thomas. I began developing a vision of a platform that would allow athletes to fundraise for training while also raising money for social causes and projects they are passionate about. 

Since starting in 2012, PlayHard GiveBack has been involved with over thirty youth athletes, twenty-five nonprofit organizations and fifty elite athletes, four of whom competed in the Sochi Olympics.

PHGB was able to transform from a dream into a reality due to the generous support of our athletes, nonprofit partners, local community and customers. I want to thank everyone for being part of the movement of developing athletes beyond sport. Your support will help us change the athletic paradigm by leveraging a generation of passionate athletes who have the potential to redefine the world in which we live.

- Spencer Brendel

PRODUCTS:

BGOOD BAR Flavors: 

Blueberry Antioxidant: Honey, Cashews, Almond Butter, Walnuts, Dark Chocolate (chocolate liquor processed with potassium carbonate, sugar, cocoa butter, milk fat, soya lecithin, pure vanilla), Organic Flax Seeds, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Dried Blueberries, Organic Flax Seed Meal, Vanilla Extract, Organic Matcha, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cocoa Powder, Sea Salt. 

Allergen Information: Contains tree nuts, soy and milk.

Peanut Ginger: Cashews, Dark Chocolate (chocolate liquor processed with potassium carbonate, sugar, cocoa butter, milk fat, soya lecithin, pure vanilla), Honey, Peanuts (peanuts, peanut oil, salt), Peanut Butter, Crystalized Ginger (ginger, sugar, sulphur dioxide), Gluten-Free Rolled Oats, Water, Organic Flax Seed Meal, Organic Sesame Seed, Sea Salt.

Allergen Information: Contains tree nuts, soy and milk.

Espresso Datenut: Honey, Cashews, Almonds, Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate (chocolate liquor processed with potassium carbonate, sugar, cocoa butter, milk fat, soya lecithin, pure vanilla), Dates, Organic Mango, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Coconut Flakes, Organic Flax Seed Meal, Organic Espresso Coffee Powder.

Allergen Information: Contains tree nuts, soy and milk.

POWER MIX FLAVORS:

Karmakandy: Designed by Langley McNeal, four time XGames ski cross competitor.

Raw Almonds, Dried Cranberries, Banana Chips, Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Ginger BGood Bites.

Fuel And Flow: Designed by Travis Ganong, olympian and silver medalist in the 2015 world championships for downhill skiing.

Raw Almonds, Honey Roasted Nuts (Peanuts, Pecans, Almonds, Cashews), Salted Pumpkin Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Dried Fruit (Apples, Cranberries), Ginger and Blueberry Antioxidant BGood Bites.

Rise and Shine: Designed by Lexi Dupont, big mountain skier and Warren Miller and Stellar Media film skier.

Raw Almonds, Raw Cashews, Dried Cranberries, Dried Mango, Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans and Espresso Date Nut BGood Bites.

APPAREL:

PHGB Hats:

PHGB T-Shirts:

PHGB Sweatshirts:

PHGB Longboard: Only One Available!

PHGB Stio Jacket: Only three available

PHGB Team:

Spencer Brendel: Co-Founder

The Sun valley Idaho native had an active upbringing that resulted in a successful athletic career. He attended University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and played four years of division III NCAA hockey for the Tommies. Spencer's acive sports background was balanced by an early exposure to many third world countries through extensive traveling with his grandparents. This travel experience helped Spencer cultivate a sense of gratitude and also directly contributed to the development of the idea for PlayHard GiveBack.

Jeff Brendel: Co-Founder

Right after having read Start Something That Matters, a book by the founder of TOM's shoes, Jeff and his son Spencer came up with the concept of PHGB. When Spencer asked his father to run the start-up so that he could finish his final year of college, Jeff jumped at the chance to share his entrepreneurial spirit and business knowledge with a group of college graduates. He lives for Mexican food and don't try and ask him how old he is, because he swears he is still the same age as the rest of us! 

Katie Fiaschetti: Athlete Content Manager

Katie Fiaschetti Katie moved to Sun Valley, ID when she was five leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Katie has an active sports background including four years on the Sun Valley Snowboard Team. She attended The University of Colorado-Boulder where she earned her sociology degree and continued to explore the outdoors. In the past couple years, Katie has traveled throughout Australia and the Philippines leaving her with an undying itch to continue exploring the world and meeting the eclectic people which inhabit it.

Duncan Fuller: Chief Cool Factor Compliance Officer

Duncan is responsible for ensuring that PHGB stays relevant. He has been building and labeling bags of trail mix for over a year as an intern for PHGB. Duncan participates in alpine skiing on the junior elite level and is also a competitive downhill mountain biker. Duncan's main responsibilities include researching cool products and brands, creating PHGB videos, and maintaining the mahalo vibe at the landing pad. 

Ryan Rosmarin: Business Manager

The mountains drew Ryan into Sun Valley after graduating from Pitzer College with an economics & math degree in the spring of 2014. Shortly after arriving, a Grumpy's burger and schooner led Ryan into the PHGB world.  His running career with the Pomona Pitzer Sagehens and desire to have a positive impact made him a cozy fit for the PHGB team.   

Meredith Richardson: Videographer

Rad Gal Meredith Richardson is a Las Vegas native who lends her talents to PHGB. Meredith studied journalism at the University of Nevada Reno and currently works for both ESPN and Sun Valley Resort. She serves as PHGB's primary videographer and recently traveled with Spencer to the X Games last January on a PHGB trip. 

Asa Redfield: Summer Intern

Asa hails from the rainy city of Seattle where he attends the University of Washington and has recently joined the PlayHard Giveback team to help out with our online marketing. Asa spent most of his time playing soccer, shredding the North Cascades and actively researching the optimal napping strategies for young adults. Asa is responsible for spreading information about our mission and movement. 

Gavin Blair: Los Jefes right hand man

Born in Pocatello, Gavin moved to Sun Valley at the age of five and spends most of his time in the outdoors or on the tennis court. Currently a sophomore in the Community School, he has been on board for only a few months. Next time you're munching on some PHGB product, know that young Blair likely put some TLC into the production of it.

Risks and challenges

We feel that there are few risks and challenges with regards to fulfillment. All of our rewards are products that we regularly provide to online customers and retail locations. Depending on the success of our Kickstarter, we may need to bring on more employees to help us with production.

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    WELCOME PACKAGE:

    Your name immortalized on our "Backers Page" and a PHGB sticker.

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    THREE BGOOD BARS:

    Bite Into Some BGOOD BARS to foster your passion for playing hard and giving back.

    Includes: One bar of each of our three flavors.

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    THREE BAGS OF PHGB POWER MIXES:

    Up your trail mix game by snacking on some PHGB mix.

    Includes: One bag of each of our three PHGB power mix flavors.

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    THE TRIPLE THREAT PACKAGE:

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    LUNCH IN HEAVEN

    Have a scrumptious lunch off of The Haven Food Truck for two on the Landing Pad Deck with the PHGB team.

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    Three bags of PHGB Power Mix delivered to your doorstep monthly for six months.

    Includes: one bag of each of our three PHGB power mix flavors.

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    BGOOD BAR SUBSCRIPTION: SIX MONTHS

    Six Bgood Bars delivered to your doorstep monthly for six months

    Includes: Two bars of each of the three PHGB bar flavors.

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    PHGB STIO JACKET:

    Rep PHGB on the slopes with this rad jacket!

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    PHGB SIGNED APPAREL & PRODUCT:

    Enjoy a PHGB t-shirt and hat, signed by a PHGB athlete of your choosing.

    Oh, and three Bgood Bars and three power mix bags to fuel you for your endeavors.

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    SCRUMPTIOUS SIX SUBSCRIPTION: ONE YEAR

    Six Bgood Bars and six bags of PHGB power mix delivered to your doorstep monthly for a year.

    Includes: Two bars of each flavor and two bags of each flavor.

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    DELUXE PACKAGE:

    Spend a day at the PHGB Headquarters: The Landing Pad and learn what PHGB is all about.

    Lots of free product included.

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    Spend a day at the The Landing Pad concocting the recipe and name for the next PHGB Power Mix.

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    IDAHO OUTDOOR ADVENTURE:

    Explore all that beautiful Idaho has to offer for a weekend with the PHGB team. Enjoy world class mountain biking in The Sawtooths, guided fly fishing trips on Silver Creek and river rafting down the Middle Fork.

    Housing included.

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    PHGB LONGBOARD:

    Become the proud owner of a one of a kind PHGB longboard. See the picture of it on the rewards section!

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