September Volunteer of the Month - Dave 'Hojo' Hajoglou--Presented by Kokatat
Dave Hajoglou - more commonly known as Hojo - is American Whitewater's September Volunteer of the Month. Hojo is an absolutely integral part of the Gore Canyon Festival every year. Providing his software genius through his company Wavemonkey Scoring, Hojo times the Gore Race and judges and scores the freestyle event at the Pumphouse wave all free of charge. He doesn't just show up with a computer either. Hojo is involved year-round in the planning and preparation, always looking for ways improve the smoothness and safety of our competitive events. However, most enjoyably Hojo has taken on the emcee role at the awards ceremony even going so far as joining the performing bands with a hot harmonica solo.
This year Hojo knocked it out of the park, making our first ever virtual event fun, funny and rolling smoothly. If you know Hojo, you know his love for our community is deep. His attitude on and off the water is one of joy, inclusiveness, and commitment. Thank you Hojo for all you do!
As Volunteer of the Month, Kokatat will be hooking Hojo up with a Dirtbag Gear Bag, and we hope you'll extend him a physically distant high five, a frosty beverage, or just a hearty thank you when you see him on the river.