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Bell/Giro join Goggles for Docs program, donate 3,200 pairs

Published April 6, 2020

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell and Giro have joined the Goggles for Docs program, which is sending sports goggles to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 100%, Smith Optics and Fox Racing also have donated goggles to the program

Bel and Giro's donation of about 3,200 pairs of goggles will be distributed from Vista Outdoor’s Rantoul, Illinois, facility and will be delivered to hospitals and other public health facilities in 18 states and 41 different health care facilities. Vista Outdoor is the parent of Bell and Giro. 

“Our Bell and Giro products are designed first and foremost to keep people safe, whether they are commuting to work or recreating in the outdoors.  In light of the ongoing pandemic, our products are now proving to be an essential element for health care workers responding to the unprecedented public health crisis the world faces as we tackle the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chris Sword, the president of Bell + Giro. “This personal protective equipment, or PPE, can help doctors, nurses, and other first responders focus on what they do best, and where they are needed most. Bell + Giro, and the entire Vista Outdoor family is indebted to our country’s medical professionals, and it is our duty to do everything we can to support them.”

Goggles for Docs was created by members of the ski and snowboard industry after reading various reports that goggles had turned into valuable personal protective equipment for health care workers. More than 13,000 goggles have been donated thus far. For more, visit:


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