• 14th November 2007 - By adventuresofgreg

    Thank you very much for your response to my survey request and your emails commenting on the T-shirt designs. My “Across with Greg” sponsorship concept is to offer individual sponsors a Pedal The Ocean expedition T-shirt and your name on the expedition boat WiTHiN.

    If you have not yet voted on where you think the price point should be, please vote here:

    Across With Greg Poll

    Most of your email comments regarding the various designs that I am considering for the T-shirts have resulted in more Pedal The Ocean Expedition logo designs, so I have added the following two concepts. Your feedback on these would be greatly appreciated.

    Greg Spooner who is a member of my advisory team rowed across the Atlantic ocean in 2006 with a team of 3 other guys. He told me that they raised over $20,000 to help offset the enormous costs in their ocean crossing by selling T-shirts and names on their boat, plus they raised an additional $50 thousand for the American Lung Association.

    I might also add that I would plan for 10% of all donations to go toward our KidPower expansion project, and certainly every penny beyond what my actual costs are in crossing the Atlantic will be invested into KidPower.

    Our modern sedentary lifestyle is putting our kids at risk of becoming the first generation that will have a life expectancy shorter than that of their parents. Childhood obesity can cause poor self esteem and be socially isolating. In adulthood, being seriously over-weight can often lead to illness and premature death. Unfortunately, between 10 and 15% of our children are obese. Obesity in childhood often leads to obesity in adulthood. Most parents want the best for their children – including the chance to lead a long and healthy life. For obese children this goal is seriously threatened.

    KidPower is a national education program focused on developing young children into healthy, active and positive people. Kid Power will deliver tools for children, families and schools to promote healthy lifestyles delivered through:

    1. KidPower In-School Presentations

    2. KidPower Blog

    3. KidPower Podcasts

    4. KidPower Newsletters

    5. KidPower Website

    6. KidPower Competitions


    My school talks and programs aim to show children what the human body is capable of and inspire children to get out and get physical. Not everyone is capable of setting human powered speed records but we are all capable of more than we think. By showing what is possible I hope to ignite imagination in children in physical activity and technology. I think my presentations help expel fears in children by giving candid question and answer sessions.

    As always, your continued input is welcome! You can add your comments to the comments section in this blog, or email me at greg@justgreg.com

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