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November 26, 2013, 09:59:27 PM
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Hey Bitcoin Forum,

I'm supporting my partner's attempt at rowing the Pacific solo, from California to Hawaii as part of the Great Pacific Race. She's currently raising funds - I'm planning on contributing using BTC that I purchased a while back, but she still needs to raise quite a bit on top of that.

I'm thinking that this might be a good PR opportunity both for Elsa and for Bitcoin - a high-value sporting and charity event funded with Bitcoin will be interesting from several angles. The race will be in the media on both sides of the Atlantic, and there's a lot of branding space available on the boat.

I'd appreciate the community's views on this - does it sound like an interesting idea, what considerations do I need to take in to account regarding community confidence in funding the row, and what sort of organisations and people would be the best to approach first? I've sent a few initial emails to payment processors, as a lot of the kit will have to be purchased from suppliers who don't yet accept Bitcoin. Where next?

Elsa's site is www.elsahammond.com.

Thanks all, really keen to hear your views.
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November 26, 2013, 10:02:53 PM
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As a former college rower, I will definitely donate. A 2k is bad enough, a marathon is worse; to row the Pacific is something I deeply respect. I hadn't heard about this before, so I will definitely be watching.

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November 27, 2013, 09:36:19 AM
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Amazing! Elsa's donation page is at elsahammond.com/donate. Thank you so much!
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