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Meet Danner Pickering from Whitefish, MT. Danner is 21 years old and lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA. When he was 3 years old, he started skiing for the first time and got hooked. Now he skis just about every day. He also loves to go hiking, fly fishing, skateboarding, mountain biking, boating and more.
“I love fresh ski and hiking socks! And I love SockGuy socks because they’re comfortable and long lasting. I ski almost everyday with the exception of a few summer and fall months out of the year so I need new long lasting ski socks all the time.”
Check out some of Danner’s cool tricks below:
Photo Credit: Chance Noffsinger
SockGuy-sponsored Katerina Nash of Team LUNA placed first in all three cyclocross events at the Jingle Cross Rock race in Iowa City, IA.
Jingle Cross Rock is a three-day cyclocross event benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Iowa. This year, the fairgrounds were turned into a festive cyclocross course!
And, Katerina wasn’t the only one on the Jingle Cross Rock podium! Catherine Pendrel, LUNA teammate and former cross-country world champion, also had a successful showing.
SockGuy is proud to sponsor Team LUNA!
The annual Take Kids Mountain Biking Day took place on October 5, 2013. This year, over 125 kids participated, the largest turnout to date!
Kids of all ages enjoyed their ride and the BBQ afterwards. SockGuy was proud to donate socks for the raffle giveaway.
Additionally, Take Kids Mountain Biking Day also partnered with Wheels4Life to raise money to fund the purchase of bikes for individuals in need in developing countries.
Check out this event video – Ride Like a Kid:
On February 8th Eli Schwartz was diagnosed with Leukemia. Eli’s family ordered him some custom SockGuy socks for him and his team of supporters.
Dad Douglas is training to cycle in the Connecticut Challenge on July 26-27. Proceeds from his ride will fund programs and research to help cancer survivors through exercise, nutrition and psychosocial support.
Interested in sponsoring Douglas’s ride for the cure? Go here.
The first annual Cycle for Change was held in El Paso County on October 27th, 2013, and SockGuy was proud to participate by donating socks to support the cause.
The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the recovery phase of victims of domestic violence and to raise funds to provide scholarships for educational opportunities, vocational training, and therapeutic services for survivors of domestic violence.
Breaking the cycle of violence is not easy,” said El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal. “Once victims of domestic violence finally abandon their abusive relationships, they face the very challenging task of readapting to society with a different mindset.”
The event was a huge success with over 300 riders and raised more than $4,500 for victims of domestic abuse.
We look forward to supporting this great cause again next year!
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Meet Ben Brady! He’s racing in the God’s Country Off-road Duathalon in Lawrence, KS. This picture was taken during the open leg of the 2 mile run. He was trying to warm up because the temperature was close to freezing. In fact, 8” of snow fell later that evening! To keep warm, Ben wore two pairs of SockGuy socks – a crew length pair and a knee-high sock.
Ben loves to endurance sports and over the past couple years he’s been learning the ins and outs of how to train and compete successfully. However, it hasn’t been easy for him. At 6’3” and a former college baseball player, he’s used to competing and winning, but, as he says, his “body type is not the best for endurance events.” Despite the challenges, he loves immersing himself in new athletic disciplines.
He participates in mountain biking, running (about 5-20K), offroad duathalons, and adventure racing. But his favorite activity is “mountain biking” or by Kansas standards, single track trail riding due to the lack of true mountains in the area.
Ben loves SockGuy socks for two different reasons. “First and probably most importantly, SockGuy offers top-of-the-line products at affordable prices. I’m not a super rich guy, and most of the time I have to make concessions with my sport-related purchases to accommodate the budget. With SockGuy, I truly feel like I have access to the best products on the market, and I don’t have to worry about crazy prices.”
“Second, SockGuy socks are simultaneously the most comfortable and durable socks I have found. I was introduced to SockGuy when I received a pair as at a 2009 event. I’m somewhat embarrassed to say I finally wore out those socks after almost four years of regular use. But more important than that, they were the most comfortable socks I owned.”
“Based on that positive experience I purchased several other pair, including several wool socks. I’ve had durability issues with other wool active wear, but all my SockGuy wool socks are still going strong.”
Right on, Ben! Keep up the LUV!