Goody® Sponsors the Mahogany Games, to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

HBCU and Greeks Face-Off to Support a Good Cause

Orlando, FL, May 19, 2007 --( Today, Goody announced its sponsorship of the 2007 Mahogany Games, an event that will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS,) to promote awareness and recruit more African-American Big Brothers and Big Sisters in conjunction with The HBCU Network. The event will be held Saturday, May 26, 2007 at Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL from 11 am – 5 pm.

During the Mahogany Games, the Ultimate Black College & Greek Face-Off attendees from all over the southeast will compete in various games, including kickball, flag football, arm-wrestling, tug-of-War, 3-legged race, obstacle course, last man standing, Greek stroll-off, school spirit competitions, and beach volleyball. Not only will participants have a chance to meet, greet, and compete, but will also be serving a greater purpose by either registering as a BBBS volunteer or making a donation.

Participants can register on-line ( as an individual or as part of a team. A percentage of proceeds will support Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s commitment to helping children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.

“An event of this nature is the perfect way to reiterate our focus on diversity and youth in communities around the country,” explains Tiffany Richter, the Marketing Communications Associate for Goody – A Newell Rubbermaid Company. Recently Goody launched its Mosaic™ line, the company’s first-ever complete collection of styling tools developed specifically with diverse hair textures in mind.

“There’s never been an event that celebrates our unique community and environment, while encouraging friendly competition,” explains Tamara Oyejide, CEO of The HBCU Network. “This event brings together an effort to raise awareness while promoting good causes.”

For more information on the event, or to receive more information about sponsorship, vendor, and volunteer opportunities, please visit or contact Crystal Love at The HBCU Network at (888) 345-1225 or


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Goody Products, Inc.® is part of Newell Rubbermaid®’s portfolio of personal care brands, which includes i|mTM, ACE® for men, and industrie™. 100 years of innovation has made Goody® the most widely recognized manufacturer of hair accessories and styling tools in the world. Through proprietary brands such as Ouchless®, Goody StayPutTM, Styling TherapyTM, Mosaic™ and ColourCollectionTM, Goody has introduced patented technologies such as the Plasmium Gel GripTM handle to brushes, and Stay Put HoldTM tread to accessories. With products inspired by the hottest designer trends, and the latest technologies, Goody delivers style to consumers without sacrificing function. Goody Products, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit

About The HBCU Network (
The HBCU Network is an 8-year old organization that facilitates professional development and social networking for young HBCU alumni. It is part of a collection of social networking web sites owned and operated by Elationship Marketing Solutions. Its sister web sites include,,, and
Their motto is "Work Hard, Play Harder, Give Back." It provides members with HBCU news, events, reminiscing, and networking.

Contact: Crystal Love
Phone: (888) 345-1225

The HBCU Network
Crystal Love
(888) 345-1225