We were recently contacted by Matt Gregory about partnering and promoting his “Crack the Curse” (read more about the Chicago Cubs “goat” curse here) 2,000 mile hike to raise money for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. They heard about our custom printing options and were wondering if we would be willing to make some custom shades to help them raise money.With our love of sports lore and adventure we jumped at the opportunity to help Matt and his team. The CTC custom 43s will be available next week and the guys will be rocking them during the entire journey. Matt tells the story behind the inspiration for the “Crack the Curse” hike
“In 2006-2007 I did a 5,000 mile hike by myself from Bellingham, Wa to Key West, Fl. I raised money for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the memory of my mother.Www.MyWalkingAdventure.com
The group of guys going on this hike all worked in Denali Park, Alaska. One of the guys, Austin, is my best friend. I started talking about idea of hiking with a goat to crack the curse of the goat for the Cubs. Those guys were Cubs fans and they dug the idea. In September 2010 I did a 200 mile hike with a goat to aid cancer research. I hiked from Bellingham, wa to Winlock, Wa and realized the power of the goat.
So, by the end of the summer we decided to start our hike in Mesa, Arizona ( where the cubs have spring training). and finish at Wrigley Field. We are going to walk 2,000 miles with a goat in a cart and plan to finish by the end of May. We decided start Feb. 25th, a few days after players report and are going to raise donations for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. We hope to raise $100,000 for the foundation. www.CrackTheCurse.com and facebook.com/CrackTheCurse.
How will Society43 help? Well all the guys agree the shades are sick, so people will be drawn. It will get crack the curse in a hip way and donate the profits, so it’s two birds with one stone. Raise donations and promote our cause.”
We’ll be following Matt and his team as they make their way across the country and we hope you will too! If you are interested in donating, show them some love here: www.CrackTheCurse.com.