So far for sponsors I have Bending Branches Paddles, Backpackers Pantry, and now I have West Marine and Garmin have come on board. Welcome to the expedition.
I am still waiting to hear from Necky, Delta and Current Design kayaks and Kokatat to see if any one of these fine companies will join us.
I am also waiting to hear back from Maui Jim and Costa Del Sol sunglasses.
I can see two great reasons for one of them to want to be a part of this, first it is helping our veterans that are in trouble suffering from PTSD and TBI, 2nd when was the last time one of their kayaks was used for a 2000 mile expedition.
From a marketing stand point alone their are thousand of veterans out there coming home that need to get back to normal living. Kayaking is a great stress reliever! Showing you care about veterans is a sure fired way to get them as customers. That your kayak is built with such craftsmanship and quality that it can endure a 2000 mile expedition and keep going.
I may be one person but I represent thousands and will be speaking on their behalf when I make my stops. It would be great advertisement if they see your sticker on the kayak.