Well you're absolutely right, a lot CAN change in that time, but we think it can only change for the better. A timeline for just some of the events you can expect to be a part of include:
The day we officially enter the race, and the "Thank You" party for all those that have helped us thus far
Our Octoberfest Fundraiser, involving over 20 local businesses with 400 guests invited where people will learn more about the trip, our sponsors, and attend a silent auction to bid on goods and services donated by our sponsors. Additionally we have scheduled an on-air appearance with a locally broadcast/nationally syndicated radio show to talk about the trip.
Boat Arrival Date (dependent upon your donation). And the application of your company's logos (social media, get ready!)
New Year's Eve Fundraiser and Bakesale. Local bakeries and restaurants will be catering a large, semi-formal New Year's Eve party where guests will be able to make donations and learn about us and our partners.
24 hour Erg-a-thon. Vicki will be rowing on a stationary rowing machine for 24 hours in a highly visible location, with signage displaying our partners and race details in an effort to increase awareness for our cause and sport.
Various training trips around the country, including stops at the Maine Maritime Academy, Langley AFB, Chicago, Il and Santa Monica, CA where will be testing our vessel as well as giving talks at local venues about our trip and its causes, including local press coverage.
Fall Gala Fundraiser. Join us for dinner, drinks, dancing, and the boat christening at King's Mill in Media, PA.
Boat to be initially inspected and scrutineered before being provisioned.
Additional training trips around the East Coast
Leave for Monterey and starting line!
Pull up anchor and start rowing towards Hawaii!
Arrive in Honolulu and MAKE HISTORY!