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Eric Groos

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Eric Groos co-founded Great Opportunities (G.O.) with his brother David. GO are a 501c3 non-profit in South Orange County. GO works with At Risk Kids living in Gang injunction neighborhoods. This program originally began as a state park youth program while Eric was a California State Lifeguard at Doheny State Beach. With decades of lifeguarding experience David and Eric are skilled in natural and aquatic resource interpretation.GO offers programs based on Life guard training, swim classes, beach awareness/education/ocean safety and watershed stewardship and many other awesome opportunities. We often tell the children “The Ocean Begins at Our Front Door”. Transportation is a financial challenge for GO. So in May we offer a GO’s BIKE RODEO & bicycle Safety class  with the help from  OC Sheriff’s and Fire Authority we prepare the kids for our GO’s MASS BIKE RIDE.  Using the beach trail to Doheny State beach and they receive interpretive lessons on local wildlife. The grand finally is a tour of Visitors center aquarium and Tower 30 by lifeguards. GO kid’s also participates in Doheny Earth Day, Halloween Haunt and creek clean ups. Trips like these allows them a look outside their at risk neighborhoods. “I’m the Chairman Of Fun and I give the STOKE away, so open the DOORS of OPPORTUNITIES.”

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