June 11, 2018
Breaking News From Team Attack Poverty
Statement From Attack Poverty:
“‘Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.’ – Ryunosuke Satoro
Though the world around us can be fierce, we are never alone in our struggles. Mike Matson and Brian Krauskopf, our Guinness Book of World Record holders, embarked on a mission to show that with the support of a dedicated team, hard work, and faith, we can overcome the largest of obstacles and the deepest of depths. We just have to take it one row at a time.
Having previously crossed the Atlantic Ocean in record time, they both knew the challenges they faced. After the capsizing of their boat from up to 16-foot waves and near gale force conditions, Mike and Brian were rescued from surface of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday. Receiving much needed medical attention and weighing all options, the difficult decision was made to exit the Great Pacific Race. While this news comes as a disappointment to us all, especially Mike and Brian, it also reminds us that though we may falter, our strength lies in picking ourselves back up, relying on our faith and our team, and pressing on.
We pray for the speedy recovery of Mike Matson and we thank and congratulate the Team Attack Poverty row team in raising over $85,000 for Attack Poverty through their amazing efforts!”