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AmpSoccer Wins Southern Baked Candle Company's Annual "Loopy 4 Life" Award

$10 from each candle sold supports Team USA

Charleston, SC - The Southern Baked Candle Co., an artistic custom candle shop in Columbia, South Carolina, recently announced the 2012 winner of its annual Loopy 4 Life drive, in which they would like participants to "Become a fruit loop in a cheerios world."

Every year the company's Facebook fans vote for their favorite charity whjich receives $10.00 from the proceeds of every fruit loopy candle sold. This year the winner is the American Amputee Soccer Association.

"On behalf of he AASA board of directors. we're extremely honored to be chosen as this year's recipient. This fundraiser will help us to continue to reach and to work with those who have lost a limb, including our wounded warrior veterans across the country," said Eric Westover, Vice President of the American Amputee Soccer Association & Goalie for the U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team.

The American Amputee Soccer Association promotes social interactivity, self-esteem and self-confidence among adult men and women, and especially among veterans, new and youthful amputees through recreational and competitive amputee soccer programs. Members of the team have been featured on several national news shows, including "The CBS Evening," "60 Minutes".

Debey Hancock, Master Chandler and owner of The Southern Baked Candle Company said, "We're so honored to be connected with these amazing men. "We want to salute them as the heroes they are."

To purchase a fruit loopy candle or for further information about The Southern Baked Candle Company products and to shop online for handmade, custom bakery candles, visit their website at or call (803) 456-3011.

Television coverage for Amputee Soccer and the Southern Baked Candle Company:

   Good Day Columbia, WACH Fox Affiliate

   WLTX - Columbia, SC - 1

   WLTX - Columbia, SC - 2

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