How to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in this world is what New Horizons is all about. Please check out our website at We provide educational opportuinities for at-risk children in Southwest Florida. We are able to provide humanitarian aid to our Caribbean neighbors with our 68-foot cargo schooner, "Star of the Sea." The schooner is also used as a teaching tool for the "Call to Adventure" program that mentors young men at sea.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

2012 Everglades Challenge

Alright schooner fans, now is the time for action! The email below has gone out to all of our New Horizons email subscribers. I need another 20 sponsors to reach our financial goal for the race. I will be risking life and limb, well maybe not risking but I know I'll be real sore if I make it, to complete this 300 mile adventure. Your sponsorship doesn't need to be $1.00 per mile every little bit helps. You can use the donate button on this page for a pledge too. If I do drop out before the finish in Key Largo I will send you an autographed picture of my dejected face at the time and place of my retirement! Sponsors will also receive a link to my satellite transponder page where you can view my location in real time!

Fair Winds

Capt. Bob

Capt. Bob will be participating in the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge starting March 3, just around the corner! He will attempt the trying eight-day trek by sea kayak from Tampa Bay to Key Largo, all in the name of New Horizons! Thanks to many generous individuals, we are more than halfway to our sponsorship goal--but not quite there yet. We are praying for additional sponsors at this time so we can make the most of this 300-mile challenge. If you would like to help us reach our goal of 20 more sponsors pledging $1/mile, please contact Bob directly at (239) 248-0647. We thank you for your consideration.

All money raised will go directly into the New Horizons operating fund.

To learn more about the Everglades Challenge, please visit


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