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Houston’s Sun & Ski Sports ‘Cycling Slimdown’ Duo Wayne & Anna To Compete on Reality TV Show on KHOU-TV Ch. 11


Houston’s Sun & Ski Sports Cycling Slimdown duo Anna Rocha and Wayne Dolezal ( one of the ten teams competing in the Houston reality TV show “The Great Raise Houston.” The four-hour adventure program, produced in Houston in HD, airs February 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m. on KHOU(CBS)-TV/DT Channel 11.

Viewers will have the opportunity to race around Houston with ten teams as they run, jump, dive, fly and speed throughout the Bayou City on a three-day, 350-mile trek. Adventure sports outfitter Sun & Ski Sports ( supplied kayaks and bicycles for two of the adventure sports challenges for the contestants.

The teams, including Sun & Ski Sports Cycling Slimdown duo Wayne and Anna; a tiara-wearing stand-out from “The Bachelor;” a Playmate turned Playboy Scout; and a newlywed neuropsychologist, will kayak on the bayou, kick up their heels with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, cycle to the Forbidden Gardens, skydive and more. The contestants rely on creativity and common sense to stay in the race.

Houston couple Joyce and Uchenna Agu, outfitted by Sun & Ski Sports for the seventh season of CBS’s reality hit “The Amazing Race” and became $1 million prize winners of the show, created “The Great Raise Houston.” The 14th installment of “The Amazing Race” premiered February 15 on Ch. 11.

“This race is a virtual post card for Houston, much like “The Amazing Race” was a post card for the world,” says Uchenna Agu.

On top of the physical and mental challenges, each team is raising funds for two charities – Houston Food Bank – Kid’s Cafe and Casa de Esperanza.

“We are committed to raising awareness and funds to provide support for charitable organizations that positively impact the community in favor of child development,” says Joyce Agu. “By utilizing our celebrity gained from the “Amazing Race” experience, we are on a mission to help children in order to cultivate and develop a stronger future for our communities, our country and ultimately the world.”

So, is the ultimate victor in “The Great Raise Houston” the team that crosses the finish line first or the team that raises the most money for the non-profit beneficiaries? Tune in and see Houston as you have never seen it before.

For more information about the “The Great Raise Houston,” Sun & Ski Cycling Slimdown duo Wayne & Anna, or to donate to the benefiting charities, visit # # #

About Sun & Ski Sports Cycling Slim Down with Wayne & Anna
Houston-based Wayne Dolezal and Anna Rocha, friends, reality TV show partners and workout buddies, each weighed in Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 270 pounds and are training for and cycling in the MS150 as a way to both support MS and to start the New Year with healthy, physically fit lifestyles. Wayne, now 255 pounds and Anna, 259, are joining Team Sun & Ski for the MS 150’s 25th anniversary, training as a weight loss challenge and to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis.

Sun & Ski Sports specializes in making customers’ outdoor adventure sports dreams come true by outfitting them with quality merchandise, exceptional service and outstanding values in five select sports categories -- ski (snow and water), bicycling, skating, running and camping. This highly focused concept allows Sun & Ski to offer a small store feel, yet with big store competitive pricing – the best of both worlds.

Founded in Houston in 1980 by Barry Goldware, president/CEO, Sun & Ski Sports has five stores in the Houston area; three in Dallas area; and one each in Austin, San Antonio, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Cincinnati and Nashville. The company owns three Ski Chalet stores in Arlington, VA, Chantilly, VA and Gaithersburg, MD, and a Ski Stop store in Plainview, NY. # # #


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