TRABITS GROUP COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

The Alaska Support Industry Alliance

Trabits Group is a member of The Alaska Support Industry Alliance. The Alliance represents companies and organizations that provide goods and services for Alaska's oil, gas and mineral industries. The Alliance advocates the safe and environmentally responsible exploration, development and production of Alaska's oil, gas and minerals resources.

Geothermal Resources Council

Trabits Group is a member of the Geothermal Resources Council. The GRC has members in 30 plus countries and seeks to encourage worldwide development of geothermal resources. The GRC promotes research, exploration and development of geothermal energy in ways compatible with the environment.

International Geothermal Association

Trabits Group is a member of the International Geothermal Association. The IGA is a non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The IGA objective is to encourage research, development and utilization of geothermal resources worldwide.

Sponsorship: The Imaginarium

Trabits Group has been pleased to support The Imaginarium, Alaska's only hands-on Science Discovery Center. The Imaginarium is designed as a place where young people can have fun learning about science by actually doing science. Trabits Group as a Corporate Sponsor provided funding for the Adopt-a-School program; sponsoring Goose Bay Elementary in 2007 and Big Lake Elementary in 2008.

Sponsorship: The Alaska Zoo

Trabits Group is a supporter of The Alaska Zoo, in particular The Polar Bear Project.

From the Zoo web site:

"The Polar Bear Project at the Alaska Zoo will provide a premier habitat and advance the scientific and behavioral knowledge of polar bears in Alaska. The project will be built in two phases. We are currently asking for support of phase one, which will provide a Transition Center to take in rescued cubs from the North Slope. This phase will also include a maternity den."

Sponsorship: Wade Marrs - Stump Jumpin' Kennel

Wade at the start of his fifth Iditarod- March, 2015

Trabits Group sponsors Iditarod musher Wade Marrs, and his Stump Jumpin' Kennel. At 25, Wade has been dog mushing for as long as he can remember. With his uncle as his biggest influence, he was able to learn about the sport of dog mushing and start training at an early age. Wade says he knew as early as age 5 that he wanted to race competitively and has been working towards winning the Iditarod with his team ever since. With his last three finishes being 32nd, 16th, and 8th in 2015, there does seem to be a pattern!

UPDATE, March 2016: Sure enough, Wade took 4th place in the 2016 Iditarod - Congratulations Stump Jumpin Kennel!

Wade and his team at Cape Nome in the 2015 Iditarod, on his way to an 8th place finish, while winning the award for fastest time from Safety to Nome.

Sponsorship: Brad George and Robby Schachle, Iron Dog Race

Andy and Brad George, 2015

Trabits Group sponsored the Team of Andy and Brad George in the 2015 Iron Dog - the world's longest and toughest snowmachine race. The Iron Dog is run each February from Big Lake (near Anchorage) to Fairbanks, via Nome! That's over 2,000 miles of wilderness racing. Andy George is a past champion of this grueling race, with a first place finish in 2006. Andy and Brad finished fourth in the 2015 race.

UPDATE, March 2016: Trabits Group continued to sponsor Brad George, along with this year's partner Robby Schachle. George and Schachle, as team six, took 3rd place in the 2016 Iron Dog Race. Congratulations, Brad and Robby!