I hope everyone is doing well. We have not shared an update for several months, so it’s about time. Business is picking up and fortunately we closed 2011 stronger than the previous year. Thankfully there is experience and talent at TKG to manage through a difficult economy. I am always grateful for the trust and confidence shared with our business partners. The following posts are highlights from the past two months. Please click on highlighted links below to learn more about TKG client progress.
Guinness World Record Confirmed
After surfing for 29 hours and 1 minute, Kurtis broke the existing world record for the longest surfing marathon, catching 313 waves as a fundraiser for 26.2 with Donna. Guinness confirmed the record in early December. To date “marathon surfer” has collected over $12,000, topping an original goal of $10,000. Kurtis generated additional funds when his custom surfboard was raffled off at the 26.2 with Donna Health & Fitness Expo on February 10, 2012. Thank you to all our friends who wanted the board. It will be gifted back to Donna for permanent display at headquarters.
26.2 with Donna
Our involvement with 26.2 with Donna is such an honor. As the agency of record, TKG worked the past year to provide creative and marketing services for the 5th Anniversary Celebration. The marathon weekend set record numbers—more than 10,000 registered participants on race weekend and over $500,000 was raised! DOUBLE the 2011 numbers. Fundraising efforts continue through March 31, 2012 at donate.breastcancermarathon.com. One hundred percent (100%) of raised funds and race proceeds go to breast cancer research and care.
River Garden Capital Campaign
Construction and refurbishing efforts at the River Garden campus continue and with materials designed by TKG, they are closing in on the $7 million goal. Less than a year ago, materials were produced and the campaign kicked off—almost $6 million has been contributed to date! View the capital campaign materials here: http://www.rivergarden.org/capcam/index.html.
Tim Tebow Foundation
TKG supported the Tim Tebow Foundation with concept renderings and planning of “Timmy’s Playroom,“ a local effort with Dreams Come True. More information coming in March.
TKG is committed to preserving our coastal communities’ way of life and sustaining island business. We are now involved with Keep the Ferry, Protect SR A1A – Our Historic Coastal Highway Campaign. We’ll be sharing more information in the coming months.