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"Shoe the Children" Fundraiser - April 10th - Boulder Artist Katie Homes Partners with Outdoor Industry, Local Businesses, to Bring Shoes to NepalBoulder, CO (March 25th, 2008) – Put your party shoes on and roll down to Trilogy Wine Bar on Thursday, April 10th to help put shoes on the feet of children and adults in the Kingdom of Lo, Nepal. Boulder resident Katie Homes, founding partner of Little Yoga Warriors, LLC, will be traveling to the Dolpo and Mustang regions of Nepal to deliver footwear to children and adults in need. The celebration for a cause kicks off at 8:30 p.m., at Trilogy, located at 2017 13th Street, in Boulder. The “Shoe the Children” fundraiser will feature three live local bands, headlined by the indefinable bluegrass-inspired sounds of Golden Brown, and opening with dance tracks from DJ This That and The Other, as well as Homes’ own band, Homes’ Skillets. Avery Brewing will provide $2 drafts, and there will be an auction of Homes’ original artwork. In June 2008, Homes, artist, philanthropist, and founding partner of Little Yoga Warriors, LLC, will be trekking into two restricted regions of Nepal, Dolpo and Mustang. Her goal is to deliver 250 pairs of shoes and socks to children and adults who often hike shoeless for multiple days to attend schools or libraries within their region. “Many villagers work barefoot everyday, and over time the resulting damage leads to other structural health problems,” said Homes. “Providing durable, supportive footwear was one way I could make a difference. The generosity and outpouring of support from outdoor companies and the local community have made this trip possible. ” All donations from this event will go towards cost for airfreight, permit fees, porter fees, and customs. The outdoor, non-profit, insurance, publicity, and local companies sponsoring Homes’ expedition include: Patagonia, Souls 4 Soles, Chaco, SmartWool, Isis, Cloudveil, Zeal Optics, GoLite, Momentum Media PR, World Nomads, PrAna, Avery Brewery, and Trilogy Wine Bar. The cost is $20.00 at the door, and all proceeds will ensure that the shoes and socks arrive safely in the Dolpo and Mustang regions of Nepal. If you are interested in following Katie’s tracks while on this mission to Nepal go to www.bendinggrass.com for updates and photographs. To learn more about Little Yoga Warriors view www.littleyogawarriors.comAbout Little Yoga WarriorsLittle Yoga Warriors works with various non-profit and smaller projects, in effort to raise money and awareness of human, environmental, and health issues worldwide. They self publish sustainable children’s books that provide education of cultural and environmental awareness.About the SponsorsAbout Avery BrewingEstablished in 1993, Avery Brewing Co. is a family owned and operated micro-brewery, based in Boulder, Co., dedicated to brewing the finest quality English and Belgian style ales — www.averybrewing.com.About ChacoSince 1989, Chaco has been designing and producing the finest and best fitting outdoor footwear available. For more information on Chaco products or philanthropy, contact Bethany Mousseau, Carmichael Lynch Spong PR, bethany.mousseau@clynch.com, or www.chacousa.com; 781.544.3677.About CloudveilCloudveil, celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2007, is a technical outdoor apparel manufacturer that draws inspiration from its hometown Jackson, Wyoming. Groundbreaking use of fabric combinations, color and innovative designs has built a retail and consumer base of loyal inspired mountain users. Credited with starting the modern day soft shell revolution, Cloudveil builds leading apparel designs in the outdoor, ski, fly fishing and casual markets — www.cloudveil.com.About GoLite®Founded in 1998, GoLite is the world’s premier producer of lightweight clothing and equipment for active, outdoor sports. Inspired, designed, and tested in Boulder, Colorado, GoLite® products offer uncompromised performance at the lightest possible weight to maximize performance and enjoyment in the outdoors. Environmental stewardship and social responsibility have been fundamental to GoLite’s mission and core values since its founding. GoLite is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint – to GoLite on the PlanetTM – through innovation, resourcefulness and partnership. For more information on GoLite products, ambassadors, environmental or outreach efforts, visit www.GoLite.com or call 888-5-GoLite.About ISISISIS, founded in 1998, designs, produces and sells dynamic women’s specific outdoor apparel. Mixing passion for the outdoors, technical fabrics and features and great looks, ISIS is committed to creating outdoor products that suit women’s needs and allows them to pursue outdoor activities in style and comfort. The brand focuses on making women the first and only thought in all product development and marketing efforts. Located in Burlington, Vermont, ISIS is currently distributed to over 480 retail shops nationwide. For additional information on ISIS, or to locate the nearest dealer, call 866-877-8689 or check the web site at www.isisforwomen.com.About Momentum Media PRMomentum Media is a boutique strategic public relations agency comprised of seasoned communications professionals known for launching brands from the ground up, and bringing emerging and established brands to the forefront of their markets. Momentum Media PR is a public relations agency, serving clients in the fashion, fitness, and mainstream consumer markets, with an emphasis on emerging brands and sustainability. We specialize in outdoor, snowsports, and action sports industries, providing premium positioning and credible coverage in target markets and mainstream media. For more information about Momentum visit www.momentummediapr.com or contact Alycia Cavadi at Alycia@momentummediapr.com.About PatagoniaPatagonia, with sales last year of over $280M, is noted internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism. Incorporating environmental responsibility in to product development, the company has, since 1996, used only organically grown cotton in its clothing line. With its most recent launch of synthetic fiber-to-fiber recycling – Patagonia is taking back worn-out polyester and nylon clothing and reincarnating it as new products, forever capturing the raw materials used in making virgin fiber — www.patagonia.com.

About prAna Living LLCWith deep roots in rock climbing and yoga, prAna manufactures and markets performance and active lifestyle apparel for men and women. Now carried by dealers in 42 countries, prAna’s reach extends from yoga and climbing enthusiasts to active, healthy people who are environmentally conscious. The design signature of prAna and Scapegoat blend contemporary style with technical features and detailing and is grounded in ideals of sustainability. www.prana.com. prAna – Born from the Experience® with Scapegoat, technically correct; always appropriate®.About Soles4SoulsSoles4Souls™ facilitates the donations of shoes, which will be used to aid the hurting worldwide. The organization has distributed more than 3 million pairs of shoes since January 2005 (or one pair of shoes every 28 seconds). Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate both new and “gently worn” footwear. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. For more information about Soles4Souls, please call (866) 521-SHOE, or visit www.giveshoes.org or www.soles4souls.org.About SmartwoolSmartWool® is a leading performance brand offering wool-based apparel, socks and accessories. Nothing can compare to SmartWool® products for the ultimate in performance, comfort and easy care. SmartWool® fiber is superior at vaporizing moisture, controlling temperature and odor and is guaranteed not to shrink. It's also a renewable resource that illustrates the design genius of evolution. For information on the full range of SmartWool® products or to find a dealer near you, please log onto SmartWool's award winning website: www.SmartWool.com or contact Alli Noland, Stanwood & Partners PR, via phone at 307-733-1514 or via email at anoland@wyoming.com. SmartWool Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Timberland Company.About Trilogy Wine BarVoted one of Boulder's Top Restaurants, with the Best Wine List, at Trilogy, owned and operated by three twin sisters, come enjoy a warm, relaxing, and eclectic setting where you can sit at a table, a booth, or in one of our cozy couches. Trilogy has over 100 wines on the list of wines from around with over 40+ wines by the list. To find out more, visit www.trilogywinebar.com or call 303-473-9463.About World NomadsWorld Nomads provides global travel insurance technology and marketing services to independent travelers around the world. What makes us unique is the additional services that provide our community with the tools to keep them traveling.About Zeal OpticsZeal Optics® is a new approach to performance eyewear. Based in Moab, Utah, and Boulder, Colorado, Zeal Optics has been twelve years in the making and our numerous awards year after year is testament that we have held true to our mission. Our patented, exclusive frame designs and ZB-13 POLARIZED lens provide maximum versatility in all conditions. Our collections feature styles to fit all kinds of shapes and sizes of faces, women and men. Zeal Optics eyewear is second to none. We are dedicated to continue to bring you the finest in innovative eyewear in the years to come. We are the first eyewear company to recycle material in our sunglass frames, protective cases and our ZB-13 Polarized Lens reduces waste by providing a lens so versatile it is like having 5 lenses in 1. Zeal Optics is independently owned and operated by former professional athletes and the founders Michael & Wink Jackson.