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SAN CLEMENTE, CA— August 19, 2008 — Continuing Ocean Minded’s efforts to clean and protect beaches and oceans around the globe, the company recently hosted its first-ever beach clean up in Panama. On Sunday, August 10th, Ocean Minded joined forces with Recimax, Super Deportes, and Surfeapanama.com to make a lasting impact on Malibu Beach, Panama.
“It is amazing to see how much trash is being picked up on the beaches all over the world. I want to say thank you to all the people in Panama that took time to come out and help clean the beach,” stated Gary Ward, Founder of Ocean Minded.
For several hours more than 60 people with cleaning supplies in hand combed the beach to collect and proberly dispose of all the trash that had been left on the beach. In several hours, the group was able to amass over 75 bags of trash and 5 bags of recyclable materials, leaving the beach debris free.
“It’s exciting to see all of the clean-ups we are hosting around the world, this year. They are really showing us what a large impact we can make and just how powerful it is to be ‘Ocean Minded’ on a global level,” concluded Ward.
About Ocean Minded, Inc.
The Ocean Minded™ brand was established in 1996 by Gary Ward, built on the principles of protecting beaches, respecting the environment and an overall love for life. Ocean Minded is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality footwear, apparel and accessories primarily targeted at the beach, adventure and action sports markets. The brand’s product, philosophy, and lifestyle have also been embraced by world-class athletes Bethany Hamilton, Bede Durbidge, Greg Long, Rusty Long, and Dean Randazzo, who travel the world as Ocean Minded™ brand ambassadors.
The Ocean Minded™ brand was acquired by Crocs, Inc. in 2007. Today, Ocean Minded operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Crocs, Inc. and its founders continue to live the Ocean Minded lifestyle by actively leading beach clean-ups, and supporting and educating customers on the importance of leaving the ocean and all waterways in better condition than when they were found.
Ocean Minded, Inc.