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Apr 02, 2014

Bill and As Our Own CEO, Ralph Borde, in front of the donated G21

Nautique employees serving in Guatemala

Over the last thirty years I have walked through many of the poorest places on the planet. Communities in Asia and Africa, as well as South and Central America where the poverty is unimaginable. However, I have never seen a need as compelling as what our Nautique team saw last fall on a service trip to India.

First a little background; service trips are not new to our Nautique team. Over the last seven years Nautique has taken well over 100 of its employees around the globe serving as part of our Nautique Cares initiatives. We have traveled to places like Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and the Apache Reservation here in the US in an effort to allow our team to give back and make the world a little better. Our team enjoys serving in this way and it has become an important part of our culture at Nautique.

However, nothing we have done compares to the trip we took to India. In India we had an up close view of human trafficking and its victims. Poverty alone is horrible but what we saw took girls suffering in extreme poverty and added another form of unimaginable torture. The need is great.

After seeing up close one of the darkest places on the planet our team also had the opportunity to see up close the work of an organization doing their best to help extremely vulnerable girls.

As Our Own is an organization that is working hard in India to bring about both short term relief from the horrors we saw and also long term change. We were impressed with what we saw As Our Own doing.

After seeing the need our team knew we had to do something to help so we decided to step up in a big way, so we are committing this year to raising funds and awareness for As Our Own. We have several things planned but today we are announcing that Nautique is donating a Super Air Nautique G21 that As Our Own will be giving away. That’s right, we have donated the boat so 100% of the donations that As Our Own receives for the G21 sweepstakes will go directly to As Our Own to support their work in India.

We want to thank our vendors who received word about our initiatives regarding As Our Own and many of them have already donated toward this cause. Now, we are sincerely asking those who are part of the Nautique family to join us in this fight.

To see how you can make a donation for an entry to win the G21 pleaseclick HERE.

At Nautique we want to use our resources to not only build the world’s best boats but to also help make the world a better place. We appreciate your help!

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