Katie Spotz, 24, an employee of Kinetico Incorporated, set the world record in 2010 as the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic. Doing so, she raised more than $100,000 for safe drinking water projects.
This year, Katie has teamed up with Sam Williams, 27, of London, England, who also rowed solo across the Atlantic, to participate in Race Across America (RAAM), one of the most challenging endurance sporting events in the world. The two will relay, riding both day and night, in the 3,000 mile, non-stop bike race from California to Virginia beginning on June 18th.
With a goal of raising more than $50,000, Katie and Sam are racing in RAAM to raise funds and awareness for safe drinking water projects in Kenya. They also have aspirations of breaking the record and completing the race in less than seven days and 21 hours.
Kinetico sponsored Katie's ocean row and saw the impact she had on increasing awareness of the world's need for clean drinking water, a passion they both share. Since the row, Katie has been working in Kinetico's marketing department as a safe water advocate, sharing her story and the importance of clean, safe drinking water for everyone, everywhere. When Katie decided to take on the RAAM challenge, Kinetico was excited to become one of her lead sponsors.
Learn more about Blue Planet and Farm Africa, the two organizations that will benefit from Katie and Sam's efforts.
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