Hop A (half) Mile to help a child

Unusual race raises money for orphanage

This Saturday, May 14, hop on over to North Rockford Middle School to watch or participate in an unusual hippity-hop relay race. Teams may sign up at the event for $100 per person online at www.quack-back.com.

“What is a hippity-hop relay?” you may ask.  It is your opportunity to sit on a big hippity-hop ball, also called a “jumping ball” and hop around half the length of a track.  Teams of four will take turns hopping legs to complete a half-mile race!  Hippity-hop balls will be provided for use on the day of the race for those registered.  Don’t worry, there will be adult sizes and kids sizes available!  This is a great opportunity to get out with your family, business, youth group, college dorm, etc. and raise money for a local charity caring for kids around the world.  We guarantee that laughs will abound, and it will be a fun time for racers and spectators alike.  The relay is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 and will be held at the North Rockford Middle School track.  To participate, teams of 4 must submit the registration form and a minimum of $100 (per team) in raised funds for WAR, International.  Registration forms can be obtained at quack-back.com.  Due to hippity-hop logistics, the event is limited to the first 100 teams to register.

Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) was established in 2006 with a passion to help at-risk women around the world.  They currently partner in over 25 countries with programs that assist vulnerable women and children and those being rescued from slavery.  They also educate individuals in the United States about human trafficking and other risk issues women face around the world through conferences and in-home parties.  In 2008 WAR, Int’l opened its first retail store offering hand-crafted international gifts made by and sold in support of the women they serve.  They now have two retail boutiques in Michigan in Rockford and Wyoming and are planning to open a boutique in Naperville, IL this summer.

QuackBack LLC is owned by Theresa Meendering of Grandville, MI and her sister Janet Cantrell of Oakwood, OH.  QuackBack exists to provide a fun and unique way to encourage girlfriends, sisters, mothers, and daughters.  Their products offer a unique alternative to sending cards, flowers, or chocolates, with the added benefit long lasting inspiration.



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