NEW YORK — Last week, John Gagliardi, former professional Lacrosse player and Founder of Titan Tea—an electrolyte-infused, low-calorie tea—visited The Fresh Air Fund’s camp in upstate Fishkill, New York, to hold a lacrosse workshop and healthy living discussion with 9-12 year old boys at Camp Hayden-Marks. The visit gave Gagliardi and his Titan Tea employees an opportunity to work with the kids, teaching them the value of healthy choices and athletics in improving their future. The Fresh Air Fund is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure inner-city children from low-income communities are set on a path to unlocking their potential by providing a summer camp experience away from the demands of the city.
“What I love about The Fresh Air Fund, is its emphasis on the importance of healthy eating, education, positivity, and staying active – all things I value in my day-to-day life,” said Gagliardi.
At the end of each lacrosse workshop, Gagliardi discussed goal setting as the Titan Tea team passed out a bottle to each camper, to show them an example of healthier alternatives. Because each of their four flavors—Lemon Black Tea, Raspberry Black Tea, Peach Green Tea, and Pomegranate Green Tea—are just lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar, they have only 35 calories per serving, but with no artificial sweeteners or additives.
“We wanted to show the kids that there are healthier options out there, and that by being mindful of what you put into your body and staying active you can sustain a healthy and successful lifestyle,” Gagliardi commented.
Not new to success, Gagliardi is a former professional athlete, two-time All American at Johns Hopkins University, and former founding member of two companies: Blue Buffalo Pet Foods, and Maverik Lacrosse Equipment, recently purchased by Bauer.
As part of their ongoing commitment to the community, Titan Tea has pledged to provide continued support to The Fresh Air Fund, sending 15 children to camp each summer and having employees participate in working with the campers. The company also bolsters its commitment through organizing events to raise money for the organization. Recently, the company held its first event, in partnership with City WOD, an urban photo scavenger hunt in downtown Manhattan, where all proceeds benefitted the foundation.
About Titan Tea
Titan Tea, founded by former professional lacrosse player John Gagliardi, is made for the active person in everyone. Infused with electrolytes for hydration, plus ribose and caffeine for sustained energy, Titan Tea is the first functional tea on the market. The company’s mission is to ensure its practices are as pure as its product and does that by sourcing its organic, non-GMO ingredients ethically, and supporting initiatives to help the local community. Titan Tea is a partner of Fair Trade USA and works closely with The Fresh Air Fund – a local independent not-for profit organization in NYC, to give children from low-income households in its community the opportunity to enjoy and experience summer camp in rural upstate New York. To learn more, visit www.TitanTea.com
About The Fresh Air Fund
THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. More than 9,000 New York City children enjoy free The Fresh Air Fund programs annually. Each summer, over 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attend five Fresh Air camps in the summer on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. Close to 2,000 young people participate in year-round educational programs at camp and in New York City.