Oh my big apologies to Andi Epstein of Hoop Habit for not mentioning you in our newsletter! You are my hoop sister and I love you!
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Ambassador Update: Our WHD Ambassadors have been busy giving hoops away since WHD 2012. We have more ambassadors than ever and I’m so grateful to all of you for continuing to support our project.
I’m so thrilled with our ambassadors, too. Over the past few weekends, my 11, 6 and 5 year old neighbors, all little girls, became so inspired to tape hoops that they made the jazziest, sparkliest hoops I’ve seen in a long time. Awe, I love these little kids. Lola, the eldest, I’ve also taught fire hooping and her dad LOVES it almost as much as she does. She is also getting inspired to run WHD when she is 20. Ha! I love it.
Now for our new ambassadors, and some are recurring:
- Cynthia, who took a few dozen hoops to St. Vincents, sent me back a post card with loads of photos on it and even more digitally, which I uploaded here.
- Lisa went to Cusco and made a really fun video.
- Stephanie went to Kenya and Nairobi and is heading back again soon.
- Pam and Olivia went to Dominican Republic.
- Penny gives hoops locally in the UK.
- Michelle gave locally in Ohio.
- Rachel has been traveling the world since 2012 and giving in Nepal, Columbia, SE Asia, and Canada.
- Lisa has traveled to Morocco, Peru and Bolivia.
- Samantha Ione has given locally around Alaska and is donating a hoop to our Auction at Hoop Camp.
- Natalie has donated hoops to children in Ghana.
- Annie (yes, me) is giving hoops away every month to people around the Bay Area.
- Karla has donated hoops around Mexico.
- Lucia is starting HoopRelief to take hoops to Palestine and teach women there how to make and teach dance.
- Krista gives locally in New South Wales.
Hoop Camp: I’m looking forward to attending this year, with so many different teachers and events and of course to celebrate Hoop Day with 400 others!
Donations have been provided by the following: HoopHabit, Hoop Chi, Hoop Camp, Hoopnotica, Flashing Panda, TrinityStarr, HerbanDevi, Astral Hoops, Synergy Flow Arts, SuperHooper, Kaye Anderson, Beast Wares, HoopSUP, Sara Johnson, SpinFX, AK Hoops, Sense of Motion, Massages by Shellie Light White, Melinda Lundgren, and Kat Carter. We also have some amazing travel packages including a trip to the SuperBowl!