HOUSTON, TX — Feb. 13, 2009… Houston’s Sun & Ski Sports Cycling Slimdown duo Anna Rocha and Wayne Dolezal (www.youtube.com/wayneanna09)is one of the ten teams competing in the Houston reality TV show “The Great Raise Houston.” The four-hour program, produced in Houston in HD, airs February 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m. on KHOU(CBS)-TV/DT Channel 11.
Viewers will have the opportunity to race around Houston with ten teams as they run, jump, dive, fly and speed throughout the Bayou City on a three-day, 350-mile trek. Adventure sports outfitter Sun & Ski Sports (www.sunandski.com) supplied kayaks and bicycles for two of the challenges for the contestants.
The teams, including Sun & Ski Sports Cycling Slimdown duo Wayne and Anna; a tiara-wearing stand-out from “The Bachelor;” a Playmate turned Playboy Scout; and a newlywed neuropsychologist, will kayak on the bayou, kick up their heels with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, cycle to the Forbidden Gardens, skydive and more. The contestants rely on creativity and common sense to stay in the race.
Houston couple Joyce and Uchenna Agu, outfitted by Sun & Ski Sports for the seventh season of CBS’s reality hit “The Amazing Race” and its $1 million prize winners, created “The Great Raise Houston.” The 14th installment of “The Amazing Race” premieres February 15 on Ch. 11.
“This race is a virtual post card for Houston, much like “The Amazing Race” was a post card for the world,” says Uchenna Agu.
On top of the physical and mental challenges, each team is raising funds for two charities – Houston Food Bank – Kid’s Cafe and Casa de Esperanza.
“We are committed to raising awareness and funds to provide support for charitable organizations that positively impact the community in favor of child development,” says Joyce Agu. “By utilizing our celebrity gained from the “Amazing Race” experience, we are on a mission to help children in order to cultivate and develop a stronger future for our communities, our country and ultimately the world.”
So, is the ultimate victor in “The Great Raise Houston” the team that crosses the finish line first or the team that raises the most money for the non-profit beneficiaries? Tune in and see Houston as you have never seen it before.
For more information about the “The Great Raise Houston,” Sun & Ski Cycling Slimdown duo Wayne & Anna, or to donate to the benefiting charities, visit www.thegreatraise.com.