North Conway Businesses Back Kismet with Limited Time Village Variety Pass

Donate to Kismet; Receive Free Pizza, Espresso Drink and Discounted Outdoor Gear

North Conway, New Hampshire – April 25, 2011 – Flatbread Company, Frontside Grind Coffee and Espresso, and International Mountain Equipment, three exemplary local businesses, have teamed up to offer an innovative, rewarding way to raise funds for Kismet Rock Foundation.

Donors of $100 or more to Kismet’s summertime educational programs and/or those who sign up for Kismet’s monthly giving program at any amount will receive a coupon for a free large pizza from Flatbread Company, a free 12- or 16-ounce espresso-based drink from Frontside Grind and 10% off all shopping until September 1 at International Mountain Equipment.

“Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges are the premier cliffs for North Conway rock climbing,” said Brian Post, Kismet Board Chairman. “I can’t think of a better compliment to a day on those cliffs than morning coffee at Frontside Grind, stocking up on gear at International Mountain Equipment, and finishing the day with pizza at Flatbread Company. These local businesses are already big supporters of Kismet’s educational climbing programs, so we really appreciate their additional contributions to this special campaign.”

The Kismet Board of Directors is adding leverage to encourage donor support with their own challenge; the board will be matching all donations until June 1, 2011 up to $6,300.

The Village Variety Pass is available to donors until August 1, 2011.

Please visit to donate to Kismet Rock Foundation today!

Kismet Rock Foundation enhances the physical, intellectual and emotional development of well-functioning but economically disadvantaged children by providing access to the immense value of a comprehensive education in technical rock climbing. By developing their potential, Kismet prepares students to positively contribute to their communities and their cultures throughout their lives.

The Flatbread Company story begins in 1998 in Amesbury, Massachusetts, when
we opened our minds and then the doors, to the Flatbread Company. At “Flatbread”, the food is sacred. More often than not, the first bite of one of our flatbreads, for a first time customer, is very nearly a spiritual experience.

Frontside Grind Coffee and Espresso: really good coffee and espresso.

International Mountain Equipment was founded in 1974 by Frank Simon, Bill Aughton and Paul Ross. In August 1979 RickWilcox purchased I.M.E. from its founders. Since that time I.M.E. has become a legend, and the number one outdoor shop for serious hikers, climbers and skiers in Northern New England.