World Hoop Day Charlotte NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       

Media Contact:            Cara Zara 704-540-1456 – Charlotte NC


(October 10, 2010 Charlotte NC) – Cara Zara, hula-hoop dance performer and teacher, will host “World Hoop Day” at Providence Day School (5800 Sardis Rd Charlotte NC 28270) in the Ridenhour Gymnasium on October 10, 2010 from 3:00-4:30pm to raise funds and awareness for “World Hoop Day” an international event and non-profit organization.

A donation of $5 per attendee is requested. To RSVP call 704-540-1456. The proceeds will be used to donate hula hoops to under-privileged children. The celebration will include an introductory hula-hoop class, hula-hoop games and hoop dance performances. This event is designed for both children and adults.

Since 2006, World Hoop Day has been dedicated to bringing dance, exercise and toy hoops to children living in extreme poverty in our world.  World Hoop Day uses a community-based, grass roots approach to provide hoops that the children can use their entire life as a simple and effective way to bring joy to an otherwise devastating situation. World Hoop Day was founded by Annie O’Keeffe,  husband Kevin, and Groove Hoop friend Stefan Pildes.

There are many aid organizations that provide food and medical relief, but what about the mental welfare of a child who grows up too quickly and hardly has a reason to smile or play or just be a child?  To date more than 13,750 hoops valued at more than US $83,000 have been given away.  Hundreds of World Hoop Day Ambassadors have donated thousands of hoops to beautiful children and their families around the world.

The simple hoop has positive physical and mental health benefits, stimulates imaginations, and enables feelings of pure joy. Every year for one day hoopers around the world gather in parks, beaches, community centers and schools to raise awareness for the need to stay fit with fun exercise, while giving back to their neighborhoods and raise funds to continue sending Ambassadors with Hoops to remote locations with children in need.  With your help, this charity can achieve its 2012 goal of world peace in a moment of silence for 12 minutes standing in circles around our globe.

About World Hoop Day:

Cara Zara is a Hula-Hoop Dancer. She performs at local festivals and events including: Festival in the Park, Strawberry Festival, PDS Spring Fling and others. She teaches both children and adults of all levels the fun adventure of hooping.


Published by Cara Zara

Professional entertainer and educator Cara Zara has performed at festivals, events, libraries, charity functions, and summer camps throughout the Southeast and has interacted with over 250,000 children. She has been teaching her popular programs since 2011 and has taught at over 200 private and public schools throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. She loves inspiring children to learn and be physically active through fun movement and laughter.

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