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Sport Chalet Supports The Challenged Athletes Foundation at the 19th Annual San Diego Triathlon Challenge

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sport Chalet, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPCHA) (Nasdaq:SPCHB) is a proud partner of The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges to get involved in sports. Sport Chalet will join over 5,000 supporters at La Jolla Cove for the 19th Annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge. The all-day event will raise more than $1 million to help physically challenged individuals get off the sidelines and into the game and includes the 24 Hour Fitness Tour de Cove cycling marathon, Kaiser Permanente Thrive-5K Fitness Walk and Wawanesa Family Fun Zone.

Sport Chalet is dedicated to helping CAF change the lives of people with physical disabilities by providing funding for adaptive sports equipment, coaching and mentoring so challenged athletes can succeed in sports, and in life. Sport Chalet created a promotion that rewards Action Pass™ members who donate $50 or more to CAF with a $10 Action Pass Reward. "CAF and Sport Chalet are committed to giving people of all ages and abilities access to sports," said Tom Tennyson, Chief Merchandising Officer. "The San Diego Triathlon Challenge is an event that celebrates participation in sport at every level, and showcases that challenged athletes have no limits – with a strong will and the right equipment, anything is possible."

The triathlon is the culmination of a full weekend of events which includes the 24 Hour Fitness Tour de Cove, a four-and-a-half hour stationary cycling marathon, and the Kaiser Permanente Thrive-5K Fitness Walk, both of which take place at La Jolla Cove. Challenged athletes of all ages and abilities from around the world will come together in La Jolla for this unique day. Funds raised over the course of the weekend will allow CAF to support challenged athletes by providing grants for adaptive sports equipment, training and competition expenses so they can live active lifestyles and participate in sports. In addition, CAF will raise awareness and change perceptions of what is possible for people with physical disabilities.

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To follow SDTC on Twitter, go to @CAFoundation or #BestDayInTri.

About Sport Chalet

Sport Chalet, founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, is a leading full service specialty retailer with 54 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah; Sport Chalet on line at www.sportchalet.com; and a Team Sales division offers over 50 services for the sports enthusiast, including climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation, snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba boat charters, team sales, baseball/softball glove steaming and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store locations.

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About The Challenged Athletes Foundation

The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved – and stay involved – in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $40 million has been raised and almost 7,000 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF's outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it's a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF's mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. To learn more, log on to www.challengedathletes.org or call (858) 866-0959.

CONTACT: Jacqueline Collard, Sr. Marketing Manager (818) 949-5403

Source:Sport Chalet, Inc.

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