Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hooping OnQ! And a big THANK YOU

Hey Hoopers! Don't forget! Steel City Hoop Union will be on WQED tonight as a featured segment (for real this time!)! So grab your hoop and remote and tune in 'round 7:30pm!

Steel City Hoop Union wants to give a HUGE hOOpin' holler to all of you who came and hooped it up for Haiti on Tuesday! Special thanks to everyone who brought food and all those gorgeous silent auction items. And thanks to Gwen for the Zumba lesson, too! We raised $429 for Brother's Brother Foundation to go toward Haiti earthquake relief. O, and HOW FUN WAS THAT?!

And yes! We're hooping next Tuesday, and every Tuesday, at 6:30 pm at the Union Project. Remember you can keep track of us on facebook and on blogspot -- just google "Steel City Hoop Union" and you'll find us!

(wow, I got a little carried away with the !!! there)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hoop for Haiti Tonight!

Hello friends and neighbors,

Steel City Hoop Union invites you to come "Hoop for Haiti" at the Union Project TONIGHT, Tuesday, January 26th, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please join us as we seek to raise money for this beautiful nation in their hour of turmoil. All levels, ages, and sizes are heartily welcome to participate in this hula hoop jam as we host a Haitian celebration. We will be hooping to the tune of Haitian grooves. Hoops and Haitian refreshments will be available. One hundred percent of your $10 donation will go to Brother's Brother Foundation (; please pay what you can.

Even if you don't want to hoop, please come enjoy the food and music, and place a bid in the silent auction. Auction items include a handmade hula hoop, handmade totes made of coffee bean bags, and jewelry made by local artists.

The Union Project is at the corner of Negley and Stanton. If you have questions, please contact Stefanie Moser 724.244.7443,

Please join us for this special Hoop Union Tuesday, brought to you by the Steel City Hoop Union, Spinster Hoops, and the generous support of the Union Project.

Please forward widely, post to Facebook, tweet, etc.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A little update

Yes!  We are hooping tonight, and every Tuesday, at the Union Project from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  The Union Project is at the corner of Stanton and Negley Ave.  We've got hoops to share.  

Watch for news about an important event next week.  Stef will be back, and she's got big plans.

Also, the spot about our hoop jams on OnQ! Magazine last week was rightly postponed due to coverage of the earthquake in Haiti.  The hooping segment is now scheduled for January 28.  Meanwhile, all our thoughts are with the people in Haiti.

Hope to see you tonight!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hoop Tuesday, TV Thursday

Hello lovely people,

We're hooping tonight and every Tuesday through February, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Union Project, at the corner of Stanton and Negley. I can't wait to see you all. Please bring $5 to help pay for space and hoops.

Our Media Debut: This Thursday, January 14, tune in to WQED's OnQ! TV Magazine at 7:30 pm to see a segment on our very own Hoop Union Tuesdays! WQED's Pierina Morelli came to a jam last fall and talked with several hoopers for the segment "Hoola Jam." If anybody has the technology, can you please record it for me? I don't have a TV.

Big thanks to Gwen from Zumba for hooping-in for me last Tuesday -- I got a a galloping crud and could not be there, but Gwen, Ellen, Beth, and Amanda kept things going in my absence.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year's Revolutions

Hello lovely people,

It's a new year. We've had a little hooping hiatus, but it's time to get spinning again. Love your body, meet new friends, get your circulation circulating -- heck, maybe even sweat a little.

Starting tomorrow, January 5, the Steel City Hoop Union hosts weekly hoop jams every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Union Project. All levels, ages, genders, and sizes are heartily welcome. Each jam includes time to move and learn at your own pace, with both individual and group instruction available. You can bring your own hoop or borrow one of ours. Your $5 fee helps us pay for space and hoops; please pay what you can.

Please join us tomorrow and every Tuesday for Hoop Union Tuesdays, brought to you by the Steel City Hoop Union, Spinster Hoops, and the generous support of the Union Project.