Wednesday, April 21, 2010

She Scribes Offering California Blooms Roses Giveaway For Mother's Day

If you want to get in on the She Scribes' California Blooms Mother's Day Giveaway read She Scribes blog for all of the details. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Deserving Students from HOLA Receive Special Gift from Bravo Sports

Bravo Sports recently donated 50 skateboards complete with helmets and pads to Heart of Los Angeles, is a thriving center that serves Los Angeles' Rampart community with programs in academics, the arts and athletics. The organization is unique in the quality of instruction and individual attention it provides to youth ages 6 to 19.

Heart of Los Angeles seeks to empower and enrich the lives of young people ages 6-19 by providing quality academic, arts and athletics programs. HOLA provides opportunities that these youth cannot get anywhere else, inside or outside of school.

HOLA's youth attend overburdened inner city schools, live in communities that are heavily impacted by illegal drug trafficking and gang violence and many are children hindered by poverty and immigration status.

Bravo's recent gifts were presented deserving students in all grade levels who have shown dedication to their studies and who are working hard at school.  HOLA was especially excited to present them with a reward that "got them off the couch and living an active healthly lifestyle". 

Click here to get the whole story!

Way to go Bravo!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Things I LOVE Thursday from To Be Thode -- The PULSE SLITHER from Bravo Sports!!

Thanks to Stefany at To Be Thode and her family for giving the Pulse Slither a test drive!! We're so glad you liked it!!

Check out what Stefany and her family had to say about the Slither's cool ride...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Steve Caiozzo Joins Bravo Sports as CFO

Santa Fe Springs, CA – Bravo Sports Corporation, a world leader in the recreational and sporting goods markets, is proud to announce that longtime Global Bravo Sports Chief Executive Officer, Leonardo Pais, is now leading the company domestically as well as globally. In addition to continuing the company’s commitment to creating the best products for the best value in the world, Pais will now also take on additional day to day responsibilities within Bravo Sports in a move designed to further align the domestic and global strategies of the company.

Having shaped Bravo Sports into a global presence for the past 15 years, Pais has made Bravo Sports the world leader in performance poly urethane wheels while also expanding their product offerings to include many diverse and dynamic products from some of the world’s most recognizable skate brands such as Tony Hawk and Kryptonics to active children’s toys such as scooters, trampolines and pogo sticks both for licensees such as Nickelodeon, Disney and Mattel and under the Bravo Sports owned Pulse brand, as well as outdoor recreation products such as canopies, beach chairs and umbrellas.

“Thanks to the vision of our entire executive team, Bravo Sports is poised for growth and continued success in the outdoor recreation industry and I am excited about our plans to achieve the goals we have set,” says Pais. “We look forward to continuing our tradition of providing exceptional quality, value and experiences to our customers with our established brands and with the exciting new products we have in development.” Adding, “It has been my pleasure over the last 10 years to work side by side with Tony Armand in positioning Bravo Sports as a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of sporting and outdoor recreation products and we wish him all the best in his new endeavor.”

Pais joined Bravo in 1995 founding the European Distribution and Manufacturing division in his native Italy. In 1999 he moved to the US as the president of Bravo, becoming CEO shortly thereafter in 2000. Prior to joining Bravo he was a Business Unit Manager for Head. Previously, Pais split the duties of Bravo Sports CEO with Tony Armand, who is slated to take over as the CEO of Shock Doctor in May.

Additionally, Steve Caiozzo has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer joining the newly reorganized Bravo Sports executive team. He comes to Bravo with over 25 years of experience in accounting, finance and operations and 8 years as a CFO. “Steve has a solid financial background and a great understanding of what it takes to run a global company. We are truly fortunate to have Steve join our senior management team,” says Pais.

Having spent most of his career in the high-tech and aerospace industries, Caiozzo served fourteen years at Wyle Electronics in progressive financial management roles before accepting an opportunity as Controller, Worldwide Channel Sales at Cisco Systems. Most recently he served for eight years as CFO, VP Finance & Administration of Capo Industries. He began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen. In this new role, Caiozzo will provide key financial leadership necessary to guide Bravo Sports through growth in the areas of strategy and operating performance.

Bravo Sports, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, is a global leader in the recreational and sporting goods markets. With offices, factories and warehouses in the United States, Italy, Thailand and China, the Company’s operations truly span the globe. Since 1965, Bravo has provided the highest quality and most innovative products to sports and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. With a stable of market-leading brands including Pulse™, Quik Shade™, Moto Shade™, Airzone™, Tony Hawk™, Birdhouse™, Darkstar™, Kryptonics™, Hyper™ and Variflex™ to go along with industry leading licenses with outstanding partners like Nickelodeon, Mattel, Cartoon Network and Disney, Bravo consistently seeks to exceed the expectations of its consumers and customers alike. At Bravo, the goal is simple – to create simply the best products for the best value in the world.


Opinionated MAMA Offers American-Made Clothing, Gifts and Accessories in Their New Online Store

San Clemente, CA – - short for Opinionated MAMA - is proud to announce the opening of the new O-MAMA Online Store ( offering apparel, gifts and accessories for opinionated mamas and their families., an online resource for America’s moms featuring current news and events from a mom’s perspective, has made a commitment to “talk the talk” and “walk the walk” by featuring only products made in the U. S. A., because CHANGE BEGINS AT HOME!

“We are so excited to launch our O-MAMA Online Store for those moms who want to show and share their commitment to the O-MAMA mission and support US workers and businesses with our line of exclusively American-made O-MAMA products,” says O-MAMA founder Michelle Tingler. “Sure, it would have been cheaper to buy all our items from China, but Opinionated MAMA is ‘putting our money where our mouth is.’ We want to keep jobs here in America for our family, friends, and neighbors.” In addition to product descriptions and pricing, the store also lists the city and state where each product is made.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

FINALLY! A Instant Canopy Designed For Individuals

Calling all soccer moms, baseball moms, park moms,beach moms and more.

Finally, an instant canopy light weight enough to carry yourself and designed for one person to assemble. No more asking your husband or the kids’ coach for help!
Santa Fe Springs, CA –– Quik Shade™, a Bravo Sports brand, is proud to introduce a revolutionary instant canopy designed for individual use - the GO Hybrid Backpack Canopy™. Lightweight, easy-to-use and comfortable to wear, the new hands-free Quik Shade GO Hybrid Backpack Canopy™ is the first canopy product to feature simple assembly for individual use. Convenient size and weight, the canopy is easy to transport or store, and is certain to become the must-have for comfort and protection from the sun.

The Quik Shade GO Hybrid Backpack Canopy™ retails for $79.99 in Electric Blue and Lime Green with matching backpacks and is available at your local Sports Authority and other sporting goods stores.

Featuring comfortable, padded backpack straps, storage pockets and an ultra-light structure, the new Quik Shade GO Hybrid Backpack Canopy™ is an essential for every soccer mom, beach-goer and outdoor enthusiast. The reduced size and weight of the canopy makes it easy to store in the trunk of a car or a closet, and easy enough for one person to carry and erect. However, when open, the canopy is spacious enough for four people. Adjustable legs also allow for use on bleachers.