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The Duskin and Stephens Foundation – Beef and Beer

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

24 May at the Pinehurst Fairbarn.


9th Annual Wings For Warriors

Monday, May 14th, 2018


Once again, it’s all you can eat wings p, entertainment, and silent auction, this July 14th from 12-4 PM, at Lenny’s Cafe, 1581 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454. Proceeds benefit the All In All the Time Foundation.

Get your tickets at www.aiatt.org.

Fishstick Prybar Multitool Now On Kickstarter

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The Fishstick Prybar Multitool is CNC machined from 6061 Aluminum and can be used for several functions including:

-Bottle Opener
-1/4” Bit Driver (standard bit size) + 1/4” Wrench
-Flathead screwdriver

It is W1” x L3” x D0.3”. Alternative versions are available in Tellurium Copper, Bronze, Brass, Stainless Steel, Tool Steel, Chomoly Steel and Titanium.


SOC-F Auctions

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The Special Operations Care Fund is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization.

They are holding auctions of numerous items as well as offering opportunities to donate funds to support programs which improve the health and well being of Special Operators and their families.

To participate, visit www.501auctions.com/socf/category/all/1.

KOTA Longboards Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Denver, CO: KOTA Longboards, a custom longboard manufacturer, announces the launch of a WeFunder Campaign to secure and expand market reach in the US Action Sports Market.

KOTA Longboards started in the Spring of 2012, out of the Founders garage and has expanded into an 10,000 sq ft factory in Denver, Colorado. KOTA has steadily refined it’s processes and reach nationally through direct to consumer sales, co-brand relationships such as Anheuser Busch, Wounded Warrior Project and many others and through deliberate expansion into brand-centric, national retail options, such as Scheels and Ron Jon Surf Shop.  Repeatedly, KOTA has been featured in iconic publications such as Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, and Popular Mechanics, KOTA Longboards has created a following of both longboard enthusiasts and those trying the sport for the first time.

KOTA makes longboard skateboards that appeal to the active lifestyle market. Our customer base is atypical for a longboard company because our boards are atypical. Spanning the young professional to the retiree, we provide the right product to attract a clientele to longboarding that would otherwise not skate. We’ve got revenue growth, scalable operations and multiple sales channels (direct, retail and co-brands) to get us to profitability. The market is there, we need capital to go get it,” said KOTA Longboards Founder, Mike Maloney.

Angela Hermann, a KOTA Longboards customer describes her experience stating, “Learning to skateboard has been a dream of mine for many years.  As an adult I finally had the opportunity a few years ago to try longboarding. My KOTA board has provided me the opportunity to experience incredible moments, discover fun downhills in the road, and new places.  Whether on my own or with friends my best days are when I get to take my KOTA out and just fly.”

KOTA’s success to-date is due to innovations such as KOTAgrip, a clear, non-porous durable grip finish that allows both sides of the deck to become a usable art surface. The result is not only a functional piece of art, but a high performance riding experience that allows the skater to ride with confidence without the use of traditional grip tape for the life of the longboard.

In 2017, KOTA spent several months beta testing various combinations of motors, batteries, electronic speed controllers, remotes and other electronics with their decks. They immediately felt that the carving performance, KOTAgrip finish and style of their decks made for an electric deck differ from anything else on the market. They successfully launched their Spitfire MkV in December quickly selling out of their pre-orders. In March 2018, KOTA successfully raised $21,000 in a few days on Kickstarter to expand their access to raw materials and increase delivery times.

KOTA is the only company who can offer a high performance ride, choice of board shape with any KOTA graphic on the top of your eBoard featuring best in class battery, motor and components. With KOTA the eBoard market finally has its complete package!

Interested in being a part of KOTA Longboards future? Check out this unique opportunity on WeFunder today and set KOTA Longboards on a rapid path to success!


About KOTA: KOTA Longboards is lifestyle company that manufacturers customs longboards and eboards in Denver, CO.  KOTA, Knights of the Air. Honor. Courage. Freedom.    


Kitfox TACP Assoc Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

BOISE, IDAHO (April 2, 2018) – Today, Kitfox Design Group launched a fundraising effort to benefit the TACP Association. The Limited Edition TACP Association Benefit Print is available on the Kitfox website as of 9 a.m. Eastern Time this morning.

Sara Westman of Kitfox Design Group teamed up with Kevin aka @gypsycabdriver on Instagram to create a phenomenal illustration of the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron M4 rifle featured in the Service Weapon Edition of Westman’s latest firearm coloring book. One lucky winner will be chosen from the order list to receive the original illustration which has been professionally matted and framed.

In an effort to raise substantial funds for the TACP Association, the Limited Edition prints will be available now through April 16th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. All proceeds from the print sale will benefit the TACP Association. The winner of the original will be chosen on April 20th and announced via social media and contacted via email.

Each print will be signed and numbered, and will not be printed again after this fundraiser.

For more information, andthe official rules, please visitthe Kitfox website.

Polymule Take 2

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

All-terrain carts remain a great way to move heavy and bulky loads in austere environments. The team behind the Polymule crowdfunding project has improved the product and reintroduced it on Indiegogo.


Polymule offers 20 inches of ground clearance, 400 lbs of payload capacity but the biggest improvement to the design is the introduction of uphill assist which keeps the wheels from rolling backward as you negotiate hills and obstacles.


Additionally, Polymule can be used as a rooftop carrier.

Available in Goldenrod, Desert Tan, and Moss Green.


The original design raised $25,000 in 30 days on Kickstarter. They just launched their new design and raised $26,000 in the first 18 hours on Indiegogo. Those interested in getting in on the project, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/polymule-the-all-terrain-cart-with-uphill-assist-sports-innovation

BivyPack on Kickstarter

Friday, March 9th, 2018

BivyPack is billed on Kickstarter as the backpack that transforms into a bivy tent. On the upside, you’ve got both shelter and load carriage in one package. The opposite is that you’re always carting your shelter around.

The 40 liter pack section is manufactured from hex grid ripstop nylon. It is a flapped too loader with front packet as well as two side pockets and includes a carbon fiber frame along with shoulder, waist and chest straps.

The poles are integrated into the head section. Now, here’s another issue to consider. While the body is a laminate, the head section is noseeum mesh. In inclement weather this could be a real issue. Their solution is to place your coat over the head area when you need the extra protection. That’s one way to keep weight down, I guess. It’s only about one pound all told which isn’t bad.

While it’s innovative, a few design choices make it only applicable for a narrow set of circumstances.