Finding the hoop was the beginning of a brand new life for me. In 2009 I was recently a mother for the second time and had lost my sense of self, I began going thru the motions of life and soon thought, “is this it?”. After my first spin around in my living room after building my first hoop, I had a goofy smile on my face and I was hooked. I began hooping for hours at night once my kids went to bed, finding new music that made me want to move and trying to find any video on You Tube I could that would link me to the world of hoopdance.
Each year hoopers have a holiday called World Hoop Day. World Hoop Day promotes the art of hoopdance, creativity, healthy movement and self confidence thru community outreach and donations. Our greatest focus is children and youth around the world.
As a World Hoop Day Organization Ambassador, I have had the opportunity to hold community outreach events and provide donations to youth centers and orphanages in Chicago, IL, O’Fallon, MO and internationally in Boquete Panama. However, I am so proud to call myself a part of The STL Hoop Club which has been holding a World Hoop Day event for 5 years and has donated 100 hoops each year to a school within the St. Louis Public School District.
St. Louis Hoop Club
World Hoop Day