Thursday, November 13, 2008

All unsigned: Yukon 1000

Our world's dire economy is hurting pretty well everyone, top up and bottom down--even those of us who sometimes have the luxury to dream about paddling the world's inaugural longest kayak race, the 2009 Yukon 1000.

I work in the not-for-profit world and raising money in this climate is far more of a challenge than normal. And smaller non-profits than ours and the communities they serve are hurting--badly.

So sadly, but not surprisingly, Dawn and my sponsor for the Yukon 1000, BubbaGirl, has had to shelve its support for our Yukon 1000 quest for another year.

Not a problem. These things happen. And BubbaGirl remains the fantastic supporter it is for the 2009 Everglades Challenge.

We paddle on!

3 comments:

Michael said...

I'm sorry to read your news today. but love your positive outlook! I too remain hopeful that we'll come out of this mess in better shape and with our paddles at the ready. Cheers to you all!

David said...

Disappointing, I know, as I suspect I was looking forward to you doing this even more than you were. Still, these times do seem made for hunkering down to think globally and paddle locally.

Brian said...

What a bummer. I too was really looking forward to following your adventures from a safe, dry, comfy distance.

It was an egregious Congressional oversight that paddling expeditions are not covered by the TARP.