How I Paid for My Boat - a Qui [...]
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Owner: Pacific Solo

How I Paid for My Boat - a Quick and Easy Method


Location: Japan
Latitude: 36.20000000
Longitude: 138.25000000
Published: 13 Apr 2022

I`m not rich and had to find a way to pay for my dream. So I ignored the 1000 sub threshold and decided on a different fundraising idea and put together a sponsorship deck.

`Because there are many people like me who have a dream but not the personal wealth to realise it, maybe my experience and approach will encourage and maybe even help. I have sunk all of my own money and cash into this project, but knew that it was insufficient so I had to approach my dream as a business not as a hobby.

I have been fundraising and procuring sponsors for 55 years ( started when I was 12), and the first 52 was for others ( Charity). I have raised ten`s millions of dollars personally and with teams I have led, and 100,000`s of million dollars as part of larger teams. I have dozens of people in recent years raise money for their sponsored challenges and have organised in the last ten years over a 100 galas and sporting events procuring sponsors for them all.

Along the way I am going to share the Five Rules when Procuring Sponsors at a free Webinar later in May Join me if you can by writing me ( Lowell) at

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These videos are made possible by my Patrons: Trevor Webster, Steve Houck, Johny Gwin, Michael Coombs, Kats Honda, Michael Borgmann, Robin Mah, John King, J29BlackJack, Sumie and William Zies, David LaHeist, Claude Strobbe, Bruce McCaughan, Jeffrey Behr,

Thanks to all those making this voyage possible:
Keel Club Founding Members: Harry A. Hill / BetterU / Tokyo Supercars
And all my sponsors:
Premium Sponsors: UFC GYM Japan and GRHH
Tier One: Westlund Group, mackfilm LTD, Tokyo Super Cars, Foodsaver & VERSA
Tier Two: Dormeo, Merlin Solar. Upternes
Tier 3: GDI Communications, Rob Claar, The Aussies
Tier 4: Mike Alfant, Jim Weisser, Doug Hymas, Ted Carlson, Steve Houck,

and partial Sponsorship Satcom Global ( Iridium 9575) and DICS (Liferaft)

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