A RACE TO SECURE SUSTAINABLE HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS AND MILITARY VETERANS BEGINS WITH A “SOS. RACE AROUND THE MARINA” SATURDAY-JUNE 20, 2015 IN MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA by Cristiane Roget
It was announced this week by Mike Vaughn, Owner of Pro SUP Shop, a supplier of state of the art standup paddle boards, Wells Fargo Bank, El Torito Restaurant and Universal Yacht Services have signed on to sponsor SOS Race Around the Marina, Saturday June 20th from 9 am to 3pm. As part of a daylong event celebrating the 50th year founding of Marina del Rey, California, home of the world’s largest man made marina Race Around the Marina is set to underwrite the non-profit Supporting Our Servicemen ‘SOS’ and features multiple race categories for both individual and group competitors.
Proceeds from Race Around the Marina Paddle board Competition will provide one or more Affordable Homes 4U to military veterans in need; while raising awareness of their plight. The beneficiaries of SOS are veterans of US engagements and wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq. The national fundraising initiative, “SOS Race Around the Marina” will see competitors navigating two courses inside the marina, a 2.5 and 5 mile, with sprints in front of Burton Chace Park.
The goal is to raise funds from corporate sponsors and individual entry fees ranging from $35. upwards. The racer with the most pledges will receive prizes that include a harbor cruise on a luxury yacht and cash prizes.
A Historical First
The purpose of Supporting our Servicemen, SOS Race Around the Marina, event is to introduce an economical solution for homeless veterans, a critical problem facing many communities. As each house is built to owner and zoning specifications, Affordable Home 4U solves housing shortages while restoring dignity and well being to its owners. As the home is turnkey all that is required to move in is a flip of the switch. The AH4U is theft proof and indestructible. They are built to sustain a 10 point cyclone, typhoon or tsunami and come with a guaranteed life span of 35 years.
Mike Vaughn of Pro SUP, Stand up Paddles Boards and Wells Fargo representative hope SOS Race Around the Marina becomes a community tradition. Actor-Model and Iron man competitor, Andrea Guardino, former Mayor of Carson, Jim Dear and Lou Rawls Junior are among those participating. Among the invited guests are Congresswoman, Janice Hahn, Louis Gossett Junior, Edward James Olmos and Judge Joe Brown.
The day to night activities will include various divisions. Any one from 5 year to 85 years can win; as the person closest to their estimated race time takes the prize. The wrap-up party will unfold at Burton Chace Park with live musical performances by the Jack Roberts Harvey Blues Band. A culinary presentation is being planned in association with several Food Trucks that define Los Angeles’ rolling dining experiences and field to table food purveyors joining Eco friendly vendors. For updates visit, www.artbasil.org and www.the-press-release.com. Also among those sponsoring Race Around the Marina is AdAvenueGroup.com an international aggregator of breaking news based in France with plans to open offices in San Francisco, CA this Summer.
Affordable Homes 4 U (affordablehomes4u.us) brings the prolonged conflict in Viet Nam full circle as the manufacturer is based in Hanoi. June will mark Holmes Stoner’s extension of the three year trade agreement with Cascon Industry a Hanoi based newly retrofitted 258 USD million dollar factory. “Cascon Industries has the capacity to output 2000 homes a month”, says Trade Ambassador, Holmes Stoner, Founder of the Pac Rim Business Counsel and Pac Rim Chamber of Commerce.
“ We wanted a way to show the government and private citizenry there are housing solutions that can conceivably provide shelter for everyone. A roof in a world as abundant as ours should be one more inalienable right. AH4U structures can serve as clinics, dorms, portable and permanent emergency shelters, offices, public restrooms and, yes, ‘Home Sweet Home’. If you can imagine it , Cascon Industries can build it,” according to SOS founder Monte Cook III.
“SOS has developed an online program that helps retail businesses get more business, earn customer loyalty and good will, create understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity through community endeavors, all the while, saying thank to our Veterans for their service to our country and acknowledgement that they are not forgotten. ” says Adrienne Sausser, SOS Race Around Marina co-producer. For information about volunteers or vendor booths or sponsorship contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO CAPTION. Caption: Andrea Guardino , Ironman Race Competitor, Spinning and Yoga Instructor. set to participate in ‘Race Around the Marina’.
Caption: left to right Stand Up Paddles Board Race enthusiasts, Mike Vaughn owner of Pro SUP Shop, Chuck Glenn Professional SUP , Friend , Slater Trout Professional SUP and Monte Cook Founder SOS.
Monte Cook III