Horny Toad partners with The Clothes Exchange to benefit local non-profits

first_imgThe Clothes Exchange is pleased to announce that Horny Toad® Activewear, a national outdoor clothing company based in Santa Barbara, CA, has signed on as an apparel sponsor for 2011.Horny Toad makes outdoor inspired, sustainably oriented clothing for men and women. It is committed to lessening its environmental footprint, and to making informed social and environmental business decisions. As an avid community advocate and activist, joining forces with the Clothes Exchange is a natural fit for the company.‘Giving back and helping others is part of our DNA. We’re grateful for the efforts of the Clothes Exchange and proud to be part of such a well-organized and community-oriented event that touches so many lives in Burlington,’ said Gordon Seabury, CEO at Horny Toad.The Clothes Exchange changes lives by exchanging clothes. The mission-driven social enterprise is built upon the simple idea of swapping clothes to raise money for local nonprofits. Since the first article of clothing was sold in 2001, the Clothes Exchange has raised $210,000 for nine Chittenden County nonprofits. This year, the Clothes Exchange celebrates its tenth anniversary.While the Clothes Exchange collects gently used apparel from the closets of well-dressed women, it also relies on donations of new apparel from generous retailers, wholesalers, indy designers and national brands.‘Our retail and brand partners, like Horny Toad, play a critical role in our success and we are grateful to have their support,’ said Leslie Halperin, founder of the Clothes Exchange. ‘Through strategic partnerships with local retailers, designers and national apparel brands, we are fortunate to receive thousands of dollars worth of new merchandise to sell at our events.’The Clothes Exchange sells apparel items at its annual event in May and at smaller pop-up shops throughout the year. This year’s main event will take place on May 18-19 at the Sheraton in Burlington. Proceeds will go to 2011 beneficiary Spectrum Youth & Family Services.Horny Toad’s commitment to the Clothes Exchange will play a powerful role in the success of this year’s events and fundraising efforts.To learn more about the Clothes Exchange, visit: http://theclothesexchange.org(link is external). To become an apparel sponsor, visit: http://theclothesexchange.org/tce/apparel-sponsors/(link is external).About Horny Toad ActivewearBased in Santa Barbara a few hundred yards from the beach, Horny Toad is a clothing company that takes fun seriously, celebrates the adventure in every day life (both outdoors and in) and always aims to do the right thing. The Toad culture is oriented around community, sustainability, and the outdoors. To learn more visit www.hornytoad.com(link is external) or call 800.865.TOAD.About The Clothes ExchangeThe Clothes Exchange is a mission driven social enterprise dedicated to turning clothing into cash for community benefit. We collect gently used apparel from the closets of well-dressed women and new apparel from generous retailers, wholesalers, indy designers and national brands and sell them at bargain prices at fundraising events that feel more like shopping sprees! Each year the Clothes Exchange selects a new nonprofit to partner with who receives event proceeds. In 2007, The Clothes Exchange became a Vermont-based Limited Liability Corporation, owned and operated by Clothes Exchange Founder, Leslie Halperin.March 2011 ‘ Burlington, VT ‘ The Clothes Exchange###last_img read more

Somalia eject Uganda cubs in CECAFA U-17 event

first_imgKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Defending champions Uganda Cubs are out of the on-going CECAFA U-17 Championship in Burundi.The Cubs suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Somalia at the Gitega Stadium in one of the semi final matches played on Wednesday.Uganda Cubs who won the trophy when the Championship was last held in 2009 failed to match the Somalia team that reportedly played a highly passing game.Ahmed Farhaman scored the lone goal for Somalia early in the first half, while Uganda Cubs had Sula Mpuga miss a penalty in the second half. Before the semi final Uganda Cubs drew 1-1 with Tanzania in the opening group B game before defeating Sudan 3-0. “It is disappointing that we created several scoring chances, but failed to win the game,” Uganda’s coach Peter Onen said after the game.Tanzania joined Somalia in the final after they humbled Kenya 2-1 in the second semi final game also played the same day. Somalia started the tournament with a 3-0 loss to Zanzibar, but were awarded the points and three goals after Zanzibar was thrown out of the tournament when they were discovered to have 12 over age players in the tournament.The Somalia team handled by Salad Farah Hassan went on to defeat Kenya 1-0 in another group game and also drew goalless against the hosts Burundi.The tournament that attracted Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and hosts Burundi is fully sponsored by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).***URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Glazers at Man Utd for the long term – Woodward

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believes the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, will remain in control of the club for the “long term.”The Glazers completed their controversial takeover at Old Trafford in 2005, with their ownership the subject of intense focus ever since.Fans have planned a protest against the Glazers ahead of Sunday’s Premier League meeting against Liverpool with United languishing down in 12th in the table.Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has been linked with making a takeover bid for the club. However, Woodward rebuffed talk of a takeover bid.“Based on what I see, they’re in it for the long term,” Woodward told the United We Stand fanzine of the Glazers.“With regards to offers or asking prices, my understanding is that there have been no discussions for a price for the club or anything like that.“Every conversation we have is based on the long-term.”Woodward also defended the Glazers record of leveraging huge debts upon the club. “The debt is a long-term, structured and similar to some other football clubs. It’s a fixed amount for a fixed period of time which results in it being fairly cheap to service,” he added.“It’s just under two per cent our annual revenue each year, so it doesn’t really have any impact on us.”Woodward has also been the subject of fierce criticism for his recruitment of players and managers in the six years since legendary former manager Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.United have not won a league title since Ferguson left and finished outside the top four in four of those six seasons.“I understand the scrutiny; it’s part of the job,” said Woodward.“We have to do everything that we possibly can to get back to winning the Premier League.“We are not successful until we do. Second is not success, we have to win the Premier League.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Toy Run 2014 Parade Route Traffic Delays Expected

first_imgSubmitted by The City of OlympiaThe 37th Annual Olympia Toy Run motorcycle parade is this Saturday, December 6. Motorcyclists will assemble at South Sound Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Run starts at 1:00 p.m., and winds its way from South Sound Center along Pacific Avenue to State Avenue, through downtown Olympia to Deschutes Parkway, ending at Marathon Park.Sponsored by the Olympia Toy Run Coalition, the event attracts nearly ten thousand motorcyclists. Spectators are welcome to gather on sidewalks along the route. The Run may last up to two hours while motorcyclists travel from the South Sound Center to Marathon Park. Motorists should expect travel delays.  Intercity Transit has also issued a detour alert for several of its routes: http://www.intercitytransit.com.Information and the route map are posted on the Coalition’s website:  http://olytoyrun.com/. According to its website, the Olympia Toy Run “brings motorcyclists together for a very worthy purpose: the joy of a child receiving a gift at Christmas. All the toys and money are donated to the Salvation Army for distribution to needy kids through its Toy ‘n Joy Shop.” Facebook17Tweet0Pin0last_img read more