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Episode Info: The idea of the RooSport started in 2005 when Brenda Brundage was asked by her running partner to create a pocket for her son who was an elite runner and triathlete. She created a small pocket for him and we pinned it onto his shorts. He loved it! Brenda then created a pocket for herself and sewed it onto her running skirt. During her daily runs, she found it so useful that she decided to create a pocket that anyone could use on their existing running wear. One day while running, she came up with the idea of magnets. After several prototypes, she developed the design for the RooSport. She applied for a job at the local hospital as a housekeeper to pay for the patent and started looking for manufacturers. She also took some business classes at a local College, and came up with a business plan. After several prototypes were sent back and forth Brenda finally came up with a product that she was happy with. She sent several out for reviews from runners in her area as well as some she had never met. The reviews were so positive that she decided that she was ready to try to sell the RooSport. Then, she secured a booth at the local marathon and set up a table under a tree in the park. We sold 60 RooSports that night and the idea was so well received that she has spent the last year and a half selling at marathon expos all over the country. People love the Roosport, and she is constantly getting emails from customers who have found so many different uses for it. It naturally is good for any sport, hiking, biking etc. but also for traveling, cruises, Theme Parks, Shopping, as well as medical equipment ( inhalers, diabetic pumps and meters) and so on. She's made several changes in the design as Roosport's customers have asked for a bigger size, as well as more water resistant. They are currently working on colors, and a few more design changes. The RooSport has been a positive change for runners everywhere. It allows them to carry personal items without having to wear a belt around their waist. It is comfortable, and the biggest comment we get is “I didn’t even know I was wearing it!” It creates a pocket in anything you are wearing and its applications are endless. GUEST RESOURCES: The RooSport Website - www.theroosport.com RooSport Kickstarter (ENDS June 27th, 2014) - RooSport Kickstarter
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