Media kits are available upon request
About the NEVER QUIT CHALLENGE – A Personal Water Craft Adventure to benefit select charities. The NQC is an Invitational Personal Water Craft Adventure vetted by Special Operations Military Veteran teams onboard Kawasaki Ultra LX JET SKIs®.
The NQC was an original request from a special operations warrior whom was interested in a training challenge via water in 2012. A year of preparations ensued and the NQC was created with a charity driven foundation. The NQC was designed to complete on the anniversary of 9-11.
600 miles covered by sea and land with specially vetted support teams with vehicles and trailers. The event is a comprehensive training opportunity of endurance, underway time, navigation and boat handling skills. There are a total of 30 personnel involved with the Never Quit Challenge.
NQC SOCIAL MEDIA
2013 Archived Press Releases Listed Below:
April 11, 2013 - Pro Rider Watercraft Magazine
"Never Quit Challenge" Pro Rider is our official Personal Watercraft Magazine for the Never Quit Challenge.
April 12, 3013 - Blogtalk Radio
"Never Quit Challenge" With Phoenix Patriot Foundation founder, Mr. Jared Ogden
April 13, 2013 Slidshare
"Never Quit Challenge"
April 14, 2013 PR Log
'Announcing the Never Quit Challenge"
April 16, 2013 Blogtalk Radio
'The Station Foundation and the Never Quit Challenge'
April 16, 2013 Watercraft Magazine
'S01 Patrick Feeks Jetski Christened'
April 16, 2013
"S01 Pat Feeks Jetski Dedication for the 2013 Never Quit Challenge"
June 17, 2013
"Never Quit Challenge - Team Viking Support'
June 20, 2013
'Never Quit Challenge Fundraiser'
Prorider Watercraft Magazine is currently the only known PWC print magazine in the US today. The magazine was established in 2011 by Owner and Editor Michael Ratti and the infamous photographer RonnyMac. Since then, the magazine has grown not only in readership but also in fan base as those two zany characters travel the globe covering events and rubbing shoulders with the PWC elite.
Even though the team is always looking for the next event after party, we are always willing to step in and assist whenever possible when it comes to charity events. We were proud to be a part of the Purple Heart Patriots Challenge.
Now with supporting the 2013 Never Quit Challenge adventure, we are privileged to have been chosen to be the official PWC media publication for the event.
There is nothing more worthy then supporting those who sacrificed so much for our freedoms, we are honored to provide coverage of these veterans who will go the distance, and to share and tell their stories.
As plans come together for this amazing and meaningful journey were are excited to plan to back the event and have it documented permanently in the pages of Prorider.
Prorider Watercraft Magazine will be in attendance to show support at some of the rest stops along the way and we look forward to seeing you there!
The magazine is available in both digital and print versions.
Pro Rider Magazine has a daily newsfeed that is updated several times a day with personal watercraft news and information on the website.
To subscribe to the magazine please visit Pro Rider Watercraft Magazine
David Pu'u Photography
Never Quit Challenge Creative Director
K38 has been privileged to collaborate for over a decade with David Pu'u in projects ranging from mlitary training and lifesaving programs, big wave surfing competitions and team building exercies as well as creative and editorial projects. He has been our Creative Director for the Purple Heart Patriots Challenge for the past two seasons and will be documenting the NQC from the beginning and beyond. We at K38 are honored to be working wtih Mr. Pu'u and Shawn Alladio is one of the Ocean Lover's Collective Advisors under David's guidance.
David Pu'u is a leading editorial photographer, with work regularly appearing in publications worldwide. Approximately forty editorial publications, located in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and the U.S., regularly use his work. Publications range from magazines like Surfer ( Senior Photographer) and Surfers Journal, to mainstream concerns such Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, NY Post, London Daily Mirror, SZ.De, Playboy, Time and many others. He also acquired the 2003 Canon Image of the Year award for a cover image published in Surfer Magazine's annual collector's issue. In addition David has provided imagery for over 20 image based books
He is well versed in all phases of photography and lighting, and has competently produced an array of magazine covers, spreads and features, shooting from the water, jet skis, helicopters, airplanes, and moving vehicles, preferring a moving set to more staid indoor studio work. He is a water specialist however, capable of spending any amount of hours he chooses in the water. It is his preferred medium.
David also works as a commercial photographer and film maker with clients running the gamut from surf and apparel industry concerns, to various corporate clients. Commercially trained in digital formats, he also is able to produce work on demand in viable digital file form with his in house, digital system, or do fulfillment on demand using digital capture and location processing.
His work has won several prestigious art shows, and has been selected to hang and screen in museum venues, such as the Texas Institute of Art, the American History museum in NY, Museum Nacional in Brazil and the Maritime History museum at Santa Barbara.
In 2000, David began shooting high speed motion picture, action sports pieces in both 16mm and 35 mm formats. His footage appears regularly in feature films, various television projects, and commercials.
Currently David travels several months of the year, doing self assigned, editorial and commercial assignment projects. Time at home in California is spent either developing new work or doing post production on past projects.
David is represented internationally by Corbis Media. (www.corbis.com keyword: David Pu'u, to view his library there). His analog library boasts an image file of close to 250,000 images, with many subjects available in digital commercial file format.
Website address is www.davidpuu.com
Cell is US: 01 805 794-0123.
David has chronicled K38 Training programs and is the staff photographer for the Phoenix Patriot Foundation's tradmark PWC event called the Purple Heart Patriots Challenge.
You will notice many of David's photos throughout the Never Quit Challenge webpages. He has captured the spirit of our combat veterans in settings that reflect not only their contributions but their fortitude and spirit.