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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. Continue reading Girl Power!

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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. Continue reading Natural Helpers

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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…’ Continue reading Heroes on the Water Veteran’s Day Celebration

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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. Continue reading The Hoo: The Perfect Fitness Accessory

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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! Continue reading Hoo-rag Teams Up to Beat Cancer