The Trek Badger Sponsorship Boosts PNTS

by The Trek; Adapted from Badger Sponsorship Winners.

The Badger Sponsorship is a yearly sweepstakes created and hosted by—a website dedicated to shining a spotlight on the journey of thru-hikers. Since the inception of their site, has held a giveaway aimed at providing aspiring thru-hikers the opportunity to win extensive prize packages. 

In 2021, decided to use their sweepstakes to raise money for the Partnership for the National Trails System. Between February 15th and March 1st, they encouraged hikers to enter to win one of 13 different prize packages valued at $1,600 each.

By the end of the sweepstakes, the Badger Sponsorship had raised $13,855 for PNTS and had given away lots of incredible equipment—including water filtration systems, tents, quilts, technical jackets, camp shoes, and more—to 13 lucky hikers.