Girl Power!

Hoo-rag was proud to sponsor one of the longest running triathlons in the world. The Santa Barbara Triathlon was held August 22-24 and featured sprint courses, a long course and an ocean view! This year’s triathlon benefitted Girls, Inc.
Girls, Inc. is a non-profit organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold. Almost 140,000 girls ages 5-18 are provided with life-changing experiences and real solutions to their unique problems. With a staggering percentage of teen pregnancies and high school drop-outs, this program is providing young women with the resources and trained professional mentors to empower them to make the right choices.
To make a donation or learn more about Girls, Inc. – visit www.girlsinc.org.

Find the Hoo Near You!

The Hoo is coming to a store near you! Free shipping combined with our lightening fast shipping department make online ordering easy. But some of you may prefer the real deal or need the Hoo in a hurry. Never fear! Every day Hoo-rag is adding new retail locations. You can use our handy dandy Store Locator to find the nearest store to you!

Here are just a few of our new additions:

Sez Sew in Dyersburg, TN
My Best Friend’s Stuff in Elsa, TX
Go with the Flow in Roswell, GA
Dry Falls Outfitters in Griffin, GA
Play Extreme Sports in Corpus Christie, TX
The Five-O Depot in Jacksonville, FL
Hair Chateau in Lockport, NY
Ft. McAllister Marina in Richmond Hill, GA
Everglades Bait and Tackle in Naples, FL
Fernandina Beach Dock in Fernandina Beach, FL
Loggerhead Marina in Juno Beach, FL
Right Track Pro in Harlingen, TX

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Natural Helpers

From sexuality, violence, and drug abuse to family problems, academics and smoking – the stress on today’s youth can be overwhelming. And you remember as a child and young adult – you didn’t want to talk to your parents or teachers about your problems. Instead, you turned to your friends.
One New Mexico organization is giving children and teens the tools and confidence to help their peers through tough times. Natural Helpers provides training in skills such as listening, problem-solving and referring friends to the appropriate adult resources to a select group of students and mentors in local schools. The 25-hour course teaches the volunteers to effectively help their friends and classmates deal with problems like depression, drug abuse and violence.
‘Our main focus is training youth to watch out for each other because youth know first when a friend has a problem,’ said the program’s director, JoAnn Sartorius.
JoAnn reached out to the Hoo team to donate some better bandanas to give out to the youth volunteers and we were more than happy to help! We think this program is amazing and a great asset for every school. It’s all about people helping people! Teaching youngsters effective ways to help themselves and their peers will only make it easier for them to grow into healthy and happy Hooligans.
If you are interested in learning more about Natural Helpers, or are wondering if a program would work in your school, youth group or community center, visit Prevention New Mexico.

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Heroes on the Water Veteran’s Day Celebration

Hoo-rag is honored to be a sponsor of the Heroes on the Water Northeast Florida chapter’s Veteran’s Day celebration. Heroes on the Water helps wounded warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. Founded in 2012, the organization strives to provide a long-term activity that teaches life skills.
Veteran Juan Vallejo said “The Heroes on the Water program has been a blessing in disguise for me and my family since I attended my first event … The program has helped me reconnect with my family…’
This year’s Veteran’s Day celebration event will be held on Sunday, November 9 at Browns Creek Fish Camp in Jacksonville, Florida. It will include kayak and dock fishing, live music and food!
The Northeast Florida chapter of Heroes on the Water is a not for profit organization who relies 100% on donations and volunteers. If you are a wounded vet, interested in volunteering or would like to make a donation, please visit Heroes on the Water Northeast Florida Chapter.

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#WhereDoYouHoo Winners

The #WhereDoYouHoo Photo Contest entries were amazing! It was a hard choice and we are so happy to see all your epic adventures and the beautiful places all you Hooligans are hanging!
The pot was hot with our biggest prize package yet. We had two contest winners : The Gear Nuts and Owen Henderson. They each won 5 Hoo-rags of choice, an official Hooligan t-shirt, a long sleeve Hoo tee and more! Check out their awesome photos…

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The Gear Nuts exploring Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky.

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Owen Henderson on the hunt for stripers and trout!

Show us #WhereDoYouHoo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

The Hoo: The Perfect Fitness Accessory

We were proud to sponsor the 8th Annual Fisher-Titus Maple City Triathlon/Duathlon on August 2, 2014 in Norwalk, Ohio. The event was designed to encourage people to develop and maintain personal fitness goals. The triathlon consisted of a 800 yd. swim, 16 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. The duathlon entrants ran 2 miles, followed by a 16 mile bike ride and finished up with a 3.1 mile race. This non-competitive environment was a great event for first time participants.
We congratulate those who completed this race and all you Hooligans out there who are working on your fitness – whether it be walking, running, swimming, biking – whatever your doing to get out and be active! And don’t forget the Hoo is the perfect fitness accessory and the moisture-wicking material will keep you sweat-free and shielded from the sun and wind. Keep up the good work Hooligans!

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Totally Tandem: A Bicycle Built for Hoo

Totally Tandem Bike Team

Meet two of our favorite Hooligans, Brendon and Emma – or ‘Bremma’ as their friends call them. Bremma hail from Melbourne, Australia but rarely stay in one place. For years they traveled the world, learning and loving the experience.
From their love of travel and adventure, Bremma came up with a plan : Totally Tandem. They would go from Vancouver, Canada to Santiago, Chile … on a bicycle built for two. The ride of over 20,000 km would take over a year to complete. Their philosophy ‘Starting small, but thinking big’ turned into a solid plan and in July of 2013 they were off. Fast forward 14 months and over 14,500 km later and today we find them cycling off from Riobamba, Ecuador towards the finish line!
Throughout their ride – they rock the rag, protecting them from sun, wind and dust. Hoo-rags are perfect protection for cyclists!
Totally Tandem is also using their mission to help others. Their ride is raising funds to donate to World Bicycle Relief to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa, connecting them with education, healthcare and economic opportunities.
Follow Bremma’s journey on their blog Totally Tandem.

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Pedaling for Pups 2014

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Here at Hoo Headquarters, we have a special spot in our hearts for our four legged friends! Our resident office dog – Ms. Lulu, can usually be found taking a nap under one of our desks or begging the delivery man for a treat! And when our employees bring their pups in for the day, sometimes the office becomes a total bark fest!
But we know not all dogs are as lucky (or spoiled!) so we are proud to be a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Pedaling for Pups. P4P is a recreational bike ride to benefit homeless dogs at PC Pound Puppies in New Harmony, Indiana. All proceeds benefit the non-profit, no kill organization that helps to improve the lives of stray and homeless dogs in the area. Some of the services provided include spay/neutering, vaccinating, micro-chipping and more! The event is expecting over 200 riders on Saturday, September 20 in conjunction with the German festival, Kunstfest.
To register for Pedaling for Pups or make a donation – please visit Pedaling for Pups

Hoo-rag Teams Up to Beat Cancer

Approximately every four minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer. Blood cancer is the most common type of cancer in children and young adults under the age of 20.
September is blood cancer awareness month and The Hoo team has partnered up with the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society (LLS) to sponsor the Pineapple Classic 5k. The LLS exists to find cures for blood cancer and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Hawaiian themed run includes obstacles, costumes and a beer garden so participants have fun, get dirty and help in the fight to beat cancer. Sounds like our kind of party!

To join us in the fight against cancer – visit www.llc.org to find out how you donate or participate in an event.

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#WhereDoYouHoo Photo Contest

Want to win our biggest prize package yet?? Just show us #WhereDoYouHoo!

How to enter:

1. Follow us on Twitter – @hoo_rag

2.Take a photo of where you would rock the rag – out on the water, in the woods, at the beach . . . be creative, take high quality photos and have fun!

3. Tweet your photo with #WhereDoYouHoo.

We will pick our 2 favorite photos and those tweeters will win our MEGA Hoo prize package!

Prize package includes:

  • FIVE Hoo-rags of the winner’s choice

  • Long-sleeve Hoo-rag T-shirt

  • Original Hooligan T-shirt

  • Hoo Coozie

  • Hoo-rag Buck Band

  • 2 Hoo-rag UV Stickers

Plus you’re photos will be posted on our blog and twitter accounts! Two winners will be announced Friday, September 19 at 4pm EST.

So… #WhereDoYouHoo ???

 

 

Official Rules

No Purchase Necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

  1. Eligibility:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old and have a Twitter account.

  2. Agreement to Official Rules:  By entering, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to (a) these Official Rules and (b) Hoo-rag’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

  3. Entry Period:  The Sweepstakes begins at 3:30 PM EST on September 12, 2014 and ends at 3:59 PM EST on September 19, 2014 (the “Entry Period”). Hoo-rag’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

  4. Content Requirements: Your photo must not: (a) violate any third party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity; (b) depict any risky or offensive behavior or contain images that are obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with Twitter’s editorial standards; (c) prominently feature any trademarks or logos; or (d) have been entered in any other contest or have been published or distributed in any other media.  Sponsor reserves the right to reject any photo for any reason. By submitting a photo, you represent and warrant that: (a) the photo is an original work created solely by you; (b) you own all rights to the photo; and (c) the Entry complies with all requirements of these Official Rules

  5. H00-rag’s Rights to Photos:  By participating, you: (a) irrevocably grant Hoo-rag, its agents, licensees, and assigns the unconditional and perpetual (non-exclusive) right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use your photo as-is or as-edited (with or without using your name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from you or any other party; (b) forever waive any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, privacy rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude Sponsor’s use of your photo, or require any further permission for Sponsor to use the photo; and (c) agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against Sponsor on the grounds that any use of the photo, or any derivative works, infringes any of your rights as creator of the photo, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights.