For Every Entry, $1 Will be Donated to Outdoor Nation


PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (March 18, 2014) – At the end of 2013, “selfie” was officially declared the word of the year. Then, Dove took hold of the idea in its purest form. And then, The Today Show debuted its #LoveYourSelfie campaign. A seemingly egotistical idea has evolved into one that asks you to embrace who you are – the real you.

And that’s exactly how Gulf County, Florida makes you feel. REAL. GCFL loves you for who you are and what you love.

In GCFL, we believe you never look more beautiful than when you get outside and do what you love to do. The sweatier, the better! We salute everyone who goes out to play, and want to celebrate you in GCFL. Because nothing is more beautiful than living life to the fullest. Being healthy; having fun.

So, let’s really salute feeling good and doing good! GCFL wants to “be an Outsider” by contributing to Outdoor Nation and WE NEED YOUR HELP. Outdoor Nation is an initiative dedicated to reconnecting the millennial generation to the outdoors. Our health, the health of our communities, and the health of our planet depend on it. In the upcoming #GCFLnofilter sweepstakes, we will donate $1 for every entry received to Outdoor Nation – up to a final donation of $5,000.

Starting today, Tuesday, March 18th, your readers, viewers and/or listeners can hop on Instagram and post a picture playing outside, doing what they love. Tag it #GCFLnofilter, and they’ll automatically be entered to win a free trip to Gulf County this spring.

Help Us Reach Our $5,000 Goal!

Check out all of the details here. Come Play!

Need some local flavor to round out the news? Meet Jennifer Jenkins and Captain Charlene.

Jennifer, executive director for Gulf County’s Tourist Development Council, will share all the details of the promotion as well as a preview of what you can expect from a trip to Gulf County. As one big outdoor playground, Jennifer will share stories of snorkeling, hiking and biking. Ever been kayak fishing? She’ll tell your readers/viewers/listeners just how to get “eye to eye” with the local wildlife.

Jennifer will be joined by Captain Charlene, a U.S. Coast Guard captain turned local charter captain and guide, with her masters in marine biology. Not only does she know the best spots and what's biting at the moment, she will tell you her favorite stories from eco-tours through the St. Joseph Bay aquatic preserve.

Jennifer and Captain Charlene are both available for telephone interviews starting today, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 through the duration of the promotion (Thursday, April 17).

The Outdoor Foundation
The Outdoor Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and growing future generations of outdoor leaders and enthusiasts. Through groundbreaking research, youth engagement and empowerment and effective grant making, the Foundation works with young leaders and partners to mobilize a major cultural shift that leads all Americans to the great outdoors. In 2010, the Foundation launched Outdoor Nation, a pioneering initiative that empowers young leaders to champion the outdoors on campuses and in communities across the United States. For more information visit: and

About Gulf County Florida

Located in Northwest Florida, Gulf County boasts 43 miles of natural shoreline. Here, where water surrounds us, we don’t have high-rises or busy highways and never will. We have white-sand beaches facing westward into spectacular sunsets – on the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. We have beckoning bayous, unexpected wildlife encounters and the mysterious Dead Lakes. We’ve got seaside bike trails, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkeling. We have genuine places, like the historic Indian Pass Raw Bar and flavors like Tupelo Honey. Learn more about this “no worry, no hurry” destination at and on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.