Revlon Walk – May, 2012

I am so proud of the people that I work with.

When people walk in to Team TAG, they are empowered to grow personally and professionally.  One of the coolest initiatives that we have is “Spiritual Growth”. In simple terms, that means that we want to give back to our communities with our time, our money, and all available resources.

On May 12, 2012, several of our team members joined the Revlon Walk to raise money and awareness for women’s cancer.

Check out Stefanie’s testimony below.  Great job team!

 

“Team TAG participated in the 19th annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women fundraiser. We are all proud to contribute to this impressive charity event. So many families and friends have been directly affected by women’s cancers. It is a great inspiration knowing we helped toward the cure. The Revlon Run/Walk is one of the largest fundraisers in the country for women’s cancers and the event is backed by the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

We joined more than 30,000 participants on Saturday, May 12th for an awesome day of making a difference in the fight against women’s cancers. Revlon Ambassador Halle Berry, Mario Lopez, Matthew Morrison, and Stacy Keibler came out to support the cancer research event. At the starting line, they kicked off the beautiful morning with welcoming smiles and cheers. With the event being on a big family weekend (Mother’s Day) the office still had a great turn out. Nine walkers represented Team TAG with signs, ribbons and full of team spirit! We skipped, we power walked at times, and walked & talked the 5k race that led us through the amazing USC campus. It was a fun bonding time! The participants included Stefanie Tringham (Team Captain), Manilynn Disuanco, honorable mother, Evelyn Disuanco, Sam Chen, Andrew Barkman, Drew Easton, Sam Yu, Phi Duong, and Yesa Matvelieva. A shiny gold medal was given to each walker at the finish line inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with thousands united under the common goal of defeating women’s cancers; one step at a time.

This was an inspiring event, and the employees of Team TAG were proud to support it.” – Stefanie Tringham

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Team SWAG and The 2012 Dodgeball Charity Event

 

In 2011, Team TAG started its initiative to raise money for Operation Smile and sponsor a mission trip to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  We asked the Boys & Girls Club of Venice if we could set up a dodgeball tournament in their gymnasium, charge teams $100 entry fees to join, come up with some creative prizes, and split the revenues to raise money for 2 great causes (Op Smile and B&G Club).

We received an enthusiastic “Yes”, and we were off to the races.

After raising around $1500 in 2011 for the 2 great charities through a competitive dodgeball tournament, we entered 2012 looking to repeat history.  The coveted Surf Board Trophy was up for grabs this year.

Team SWAG entered the 2012 tournament confidently.  As we made our way to the finals, we noticed that Team Shark Attack looked a little buff.  In a hard fought battle in the finals, Team Shark Attack prevailed.  We felt better after the loss when we learned that they were all fitness trainers from Los Angeles.

At the end of the day, everyone wins when charity events are put together.  Another $1000 was raised for the Club, and everyone had a great time.

Team TAG (or in this tournament we were known as Team SWAG) feels compelled to take our skill set, our great staff, and our creativity to do our part to help our community and people in need from around the world.  We believe that success and significance need to be in the same equation.  One without the other is incomplete in the world of today’s business.

Thank you Team SWAG volunteers for your tireless efforts to serve.  Enjoy the video of one of our newest Team SWAGgers – Richard Turner.

 

Beach Run for Operation Smile

On April 9, 2011, Team TAG sponsored a Beach Run.  We were supposed to run in the annual Irvine Lake Mud Run, but we had some logistical challenges.  Thanks to our flexible runners, we managed to salvage our race – with some great additional twists.

We ran from Culver City to Play Del Rey.  Team TAG donated $30 to Operation Smile for every runner – with 13 runners we donated $390.  The finish line was the ocean along this 4.5 mile journey.  The winning team got to enjoy front row seats at the beach while every team that followed would have to dunk in the ocean.  “The Old Guys” won the race while the young whipper snappers must have had the wrong songs downloaded to their iPods.

We all enjoyed a feast at The Shack in Playa Del Rey.  I’m always skeptical when someone claims to have “The Best Burger”.  However, The Shack was legit;  they added a Louisiana hot link to every burger.  All in all, we had a great day racing in California.  It was a day when competition intersected with cooperation.