Half-Moon Outfitters Raises $4500 for The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina through the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Record Number of Attendees to the Annual Festival Raises Record Funds

CHARLESTON, SC | April 02, 2009

On March 25th, 26th and 27th in Columbia, SC and Greenville, SC, Half-Moon Outfitters hosted the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stops. All three shows had record numbers of attendees ­ totaling over 1500 participants. All proceeds from these events go to The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina. This year, $4500 was raised, ­ the highest amount netted from the annual event to date.

The 2009 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 33rd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 285 communities around the world. From exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films from this year's world tour were captivating and inspirational to all the attendees.

Half-Moon Outfitters is pleased to host such an event that focuses on the appreciation of Mountain Culture and is able to give the proceeds to an organization that enables the protection of such environments.

Half-Moon Outfitters, founded in 1993 and based in Charleston, S.C., features clothing and gear for adventure and travel. Offering lines that include Patagonia, The North Face, Chaco, Black Diamond and Mountain Hardwear, experienced staff members guide customers through equipment selection with safety, comfort and fun in mind. Half-Moon employees share a love of the outdoors with a commitment to the environment. Half-Moon Outfitters has eight stores in South Carolina and Georgia and also a web-based store. For more information, visit

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at

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