Oakley Employees Step Up at Annual TACA Picnic

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This past weekend, more than 30 Oakley employees stepped up to volunteer at Talk About Curing Autism’s (TACA) 8th Annual Family Picnic. Families checked out informational booths, silent auctions directly benefitting TACA and live music while go-karts, carnival rides and the dunk tank kept the kids entrenched in laughter throughout the day.

Oakley teamed up with TACA in 2006 to support their mission in educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. TACA strengthens the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information.

“I’m fortunate to work for a company that allows me to help others, and give them opportunities they otherwise might not have had,” said Mario Guerrero, Oakley Account Analyst. “I may not be able to change the world, but I am making an effort towards change.”

The Orange County Fire Department stopped by for kids to take pictures on the trucks, and In-N-Out Burger came to feed more than 1,500 picnic-goers.

“Oakley employees go above and beyond the call of duty when volunteering at TACA events,” said Susan, a TACA staff member. “We have a great relationship with Oakley and we look forward to our next event.”

If you would like to know more or donate to TACA, you can visit their web site at: www.tacanow.org.

Oakley has been volunteering at events for TACA for more than 6 years and Oakley’s special edition TACA sunglasses have raised $300,000 for the organization since 2010.

Author

Courtney Tanner

Date

June 16, 2011

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