The American Diabetes Association’s Camp Freedom 2017

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Camp Freedom

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Daniel (“Dan”) Hohal now serves as a complex claims supervisor for an insurance company in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In addition to his professional activities, Daniel Hohal supports the American Diabetes Association (ADA), placing particular focus on its Camp Freedom event.

Available to children between the ages of 7 and 16, Camp Freedom is an annual event that takes place at Camp Kweebec in Pennsylvania. Accredited by the American Camp Association for over four decades, Camp Freedom offers participants the opportunity to get involved in numerous activities, such as horseback riding, cooking, zip lining, and swimming.

Camp Freedom’s purpose is to provide a safe place for children with diabetes to enjoy camping activities while meeting others with the condition. Its staff includes trained medical professionals and counselors who provide 24-hour medical supervision to campers.

The 2017 Camp Freedom takes place between June 17 and June 23 and costs $895 per camper. Financial aid is available for families unable to afford the fee.


The Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally

Roar to the Shore Motorcycle


A complex claims supervisor based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Daniel (“Dan”) Hohal enjoys riding his motorcycle. In addition to his participation in the American Legion Riders, Daniel Hohal has participated in the Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally.

Held annually, the rally celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. Commencing in Wildwood, New Jersey, it is free to all participants, who have the opportunity to explore the entire town as part of the four-day event. Its location, which is less than 150 miles from major cities like New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, also makes it accessible to a large number of riders.

During the event, participants have the opportunity to watch stunt shows and attend a custom bike show. Previously, Roar to the Shore has also hosted a Battle of the Biker Bands competition, though this was not present during the 2016 event.

Participants also gain access to hundreds of vendors who offer everything from apparel and food to insurance and motorbike spares.

To find out more about the 2017 event, which will take place on September 7, visit

American Legion Conference Features Boots to Business Reboot

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Boots to Business Reboot

An accomplished insurance industry professional, Daniel Hohal resides in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Before joining the insurance industry, he served in the United States Air Force. To stay connected to his service, Daniel (“Dan”) Hohal supports The American Legion, Inc., which provides a range of services for veterans and their families.

The American Legion recently held its 57th annual Washington Conference, where participants had an opportunity to participate in the Boots to Business Reboot program. This two-step training program serves as a means of giving participants the knowledge and tools they need to break into the field of entrepreneurism.

The first step is a course called Introduction to Entrepreneurship, which is taught by the Small Business Administration. The second step requires individuals to take an eight-week online course called Foundations of Entrepreneurship led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

The Boots to Business Reboot program was offered to all veterans and service members, as well as their spouses, who are interested in launching their own businesses.

Advice for Teaching Martial Arts More Effectively

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Martial Arts

Based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Daniel (“Dan”) Hohal works as a complex claims supervisor for an insurance company. Passionate about the martial arts, Daniel Hohal earned the right to provide black belt instruction for the Tang Soo Do Association at the age of 12. If you are preparing to teach your first students, this advice will help you be a more effective instructor.

1. Understand the difference between correcting and overcorrecting form. Novices can’t be expected to get the form perfect at the first time of asking, so focus on making small corrections to technique rather than trying to get students to understand all the fine points of the technique at the outset.

2. Watch how other instructors teach and analyze the results. Consider what works and what doesn’t; then, use the information to inform your own teaching style.

3. While enforcing the rules of the dojo, don’t forget to temper your firmness with fairness. Do not allow ego to drive your instruction; remember, the lessons are for your students.