New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) April 19, 2023 -- Horizon Racing USA, a team of elite rowers, has announced plans to row across the Pacific Ocean in the summer of 2024 as a part of the World's Toughest Row. The four-person team will row over 2,800 miles from Monterey, California, to Kauai, Hawaii, to raise funds and awareness for Laureus Sport for Good USA, the team's official charity partner.
Horizon Racing USA is attempting to break the world record for the fastest row across the Pacific by a co-ed team. The record currently stands at 57 days and was set by the team “Pacific Warriors'' in 2014. Horizon Racing USA is also positioned to be the first All-American co-ed team to row across the Pacific Ocean. While at sea, the team will row continuously for 24 hours a day, in two-hour shifts, battling extreme weather conditions, waves up to 40ft, sleep deprivation, sea-sickness, and marine life. By overcoming these challenges, Horizon Racing USA hopes to inspire young people to pursue their dreams, overcome obstacles, and make a positive impact in the world.
"Our team is excited to take on this incredible challenge and raise awareness for Laureus Sport for Good USA," said Philip Hoyle, Co-Founder of Horizon Racing USA. "We believe in the transformative power of sport, and we want to use our journey across the Pacific to inspire others to support the organization's mission to improve the lives of young people through sport."
Laureus Sport for Good USA is a grant-making, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of youth and unite communities through the power of sport. Since 2012, the organization has impacted the lives of over one million youth by investing $30 million in sports-based youth development organizations around the country.
"We are thrilled to partner with Horizon Racing USA on this ambitious project," said Rachelle Patel, Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Laureus Sport for Good USA. "The team's journey across the Pacific Ocean is a testament to the power of determination and teamwork, values that are at the core of our organization's mission. We are honored to have their support and look forward to working together to make a positive impact on the lives of young people."
Horizon Racing USA and Laureus Sport for Good USA will collaborate to raise funds and awareness for the organization's programs. The team will use their journey as a platform to promote Laureus Sport for Good's mission and encourage others to support their cause.
Horizon Racing USA's expedition has already garnered significant media attention and support from the rowing and adventure sports community. The team is seeking additional sponsors to support their journey and raise funds for Laureus Sport for Good USA.
Hannah Huppi, Horizon Racing USA, http://www.horizonracingusa.com, 1 5043901360, [email protected]
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