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ABOUT H.O.C., INC – BELIEVE IN SOMETHING

Founded in 2007 under the original name of Hurricane Olympics, H.O.C. Inc fuses together fun, creative events for the greater good. Focused on using your passion for the things you believe in to make a difference, H.O.C.,Inc is committed to funding youth-oriented charitable causes ranging from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and others. H.O.C., Inc finds special ways to support, empower, and educate young adult communities on how they can turn everyday, individual acts into "something more" that will positively
affect those around them. Whatever you do, BELIEVE IN SOMETHING!




HURRICANE OLYMPICS

The Hurricane Olympics was established in the summer of 2007 as a fun athletic event to bring friends together in a competitive atmosphere for a day of fun.

After the success in 2007, people couldn’t wait until the next year’s event.  The following summer we decided to take advantage of  our resources within the action sports community and entertainment industry to use the events as a way to give back to the community.  Basically we found a way for people to have the time of their lives and benefit a meaningful cause.  We licensed with the Make A Wish Foundation of San Diego and our first official charity event was conceived.

We had over 60 participants in the 2008 summer games held in Carlsbad, CA.  On top of that we had another 40-50 spectators.  Over twenty sponsors from the action sports and entertainment industries donated prizes or supplies for the event.  The event was a success with net proceeds of $2500 going to the Make A Wish Foundation of San Diego.

We decided to hold other events, non-olympic style but all with the same idea in mind:  giving people a fun unique opportunity to give back to other causes.

In February 2009, The Hurricane Olympics filed all the paperwork and became a recognized Non-Profit Organization in the State of California.  Our momentum continues to grow and our support is amazing.  In October of 2009, we earned our 501(C) tax exempt status. Moving forward, the plan is to add even more events and charities every year as well as lend our service to join with other charities and causes.

In a nutshell, the Hurricane Olympics is proof that no matter what anyone else thinks or how people want to judge you, you can make a difference in the world.  No idea is too crazy and no daily activity is too simple to be twisted in a way that it benefits those less fortunate.  Whatever you do in life, believe in something.

Thank you to all of those who supported me and the rest of the Hurricane Olympics Committee.   Thank you in advance for what is yet to come.

I am proud of this organization, the people that make it up, and the people that have our backs.  I am proud that a Nickname gave birth to an idea such as this.  And I can say, writing out the checks to the foundations and families that need our help is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my entire life.

Hope to see you out there.

Steff Colonna
AKA:  The Hurricane
Hurricane Olympic Committee – President
H.O.C., Inc – Hurricane Olympics



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