Nautique representatives traveled from Orlando, Fla., to India to visit the work of As Our Own, an organization that Nautique supports.
While in India, the Nautique team saw firsthand the cruelty and challenges that the victims of poverty and human trafficking suffer. The Nautique team visited facilities run by As Our Own that are helping those victims. As Our Own says at its website that it rescues vulnerable children from certain enslavement and exploitation and cares for them.
Nautique CEO Bill Yeargin conducted the groundbreaking of an expansion at one of the As Our Own facilities in India, and Yeargin and Team Nautique athlete Shaun Murray spoke at several events in the country.
The Nautique team has begun work on a plan to use Nautique’s resources and influence to help As Our Own in the work it is doing in India. The plan will be announced by the end of the year.
“A few years ago I had the opportunity to meet As Our Own CEO Ralph Borde at a meeting we both attended in Durnstein, Austria,” Yeargin said in a statement.
“Since that meeting, Ralph and I have become friends and I have had the honor of helping his organization with their strategic planning. The more I have learned about As Our Own, the more impressed I am, and it was truly an honor to visit their incredible work in India. Later this year we will be sharing more about how others can join us in helping As Our Own, but until then I strongly encourage people to check out what they are doing at www.asourown.org.”