NEVER QUIT CHALLENGE
A Personal Water Craft Adventure to benefit select Veteran supported Charities. The Never Quit Challenge is an Invitational Personal Water Craft Adventure vetted by Special Operations Military Veteran teams onboard Kawasaki Ultra LX JET SKI®. This is a Sea and Land adventure ride.
The Never Quit Challenge is not open for participation to the general public, it is a private charity ride for military personnel only. We do appreciate your support in donating to the cause. You will discover there are many ways for your to contribute financially, and we hope you will partner with us in taking care of our Nation's Veterans and their families. Thank you for your interest in the Never Quit Challenge.
A challenging Personal Water Craft Adventure that benefits respective Never Quit Challenge select Charities.
An ‘Invitational Only’ Personal Water Craft Challenge vetted by military Veterans on board Kawasaki JET SKIs.
Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA is supporting the NQC with the following personal watercraft:
8 Ultra LX JET SKI® models
Operators will meet in Morro Bay, California on September 7th for orientation and equipment set up. Operators will be comprised of combat warriors and will provide ground support and rider exchanges at key refueling points. Operators will ride a minimum of 4-8 hours per day. Operators will deploy each morning at sunrise.
Operators will be carrying all Federal and State required emergency and signaling gear and will be hosted with a tracking page for viewers to watch their progress.
Operators will ride on behalf of four Never Quit Challenge select charities and will be raising funds donated by supporters through a crowdrise fundraising.
Approximately 600 miles of open water transits including fuel stops. Operators will be running the Southern and Central California Coast stopping at select locations.
Transit: Morro Bay, to San Diego, California and out to sea to the Channel Islands and back - U.S.A.
Timeline: 4 days on water
Staging in Morro Bay, California on September 7th, 2014
Departure: September 8th, 2014
Completion: September 11, 2014
Here is a great story from a supporter of the NQC:
Welcome to the Never Quit Challenge Calendar of Events!
Our updates and timelines will be posted here, so check back frequently!
1. September 6th, arrival in Morro Bay, CA
2. September 7th, pre operations checks. Commencement dinner and tribute, Morro Bay, CA
3. September 8th, departure to Santa Barabara CA, overnight camping with the group
4. September 9th, deaparture for Long Beach CA, to the Queen Mary
5. September 10th, departure to Santa Catalina Island via two tours, press relations and interviews
6. September 11t, departure to San Diego, CA, completion of NQC awards dinner and fundraiser
Thanks to Brian Largarticha for his web support on behalf of the NQC!
Inaugural Dedications (Archive)
S01 Patrick Feeks Jetski is christened.
Patrick's mother Ginny did the honors in Coronado California
April 11, 2013
Our First Press Release courtesy of Pro Rider Watercraft Magazine!
April 12-13th, 2013
Phoenix Patriot Foundation
Jared Ogden and Shawn Alladio compiled the NQC Phoenix Patriot Foundation guidelines and SOP's
September 15th 2013
S01 Patrick Feeks Coins Arrived
The family of our friend Pat sent 30 Challenge coins that were designed by Pat's sister Regina. These coins will be shrink wrapped for protection and will be carried by the NQC Warriors on board Kawasaki Jetskis for the 1,600 miles as a tribute to honor Pat's memory and his sacrifice for our nation
April 16th, 2013S01 Patrick Feeks memorial video uploaded
April 21, 2013
New Never Quit Challenge Team Dedications Announced
- Turbine 33
- Dealer 54 (K38 boat dedication)
- Ozzie 72
- Extortion 17
August 2-4th, 2013
AWA-PPF-K38 - Never Quit Challenge Training for Wounded Veterans
Washington DC, Potomac River
NOTICE: The Never Quit Challenge is not endorsed by the US Government, DoD or military divisions. It is a charity driven adventure ride. Nor is it endorsed by any other government agency or department. The Never Quit Challenged is staffed with volunteers.
NEVER QUIT CHALLENGE PRAYER
No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends
We ask your blessing on this great endeavor we have commissioned called the "Never Quit Challenge" and ask your hedge of protection on everyone involved at every stop along the way, that you would be in every detail and that you would give safe passage to those on the sea and the land from Key West, FL to New York City, NY.
Lord, we ask that this great adventure would encourage participation, empower the widowed and wounded, and bring honor to the memory of our fallen servicemen/women while raising awareness and financial support for all the wonderful charities involved.
We ask this in your Holy and precious name, and thank you Jesus for your Spirit that will guide us this day and every day until the day of completion.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Rest In Peace Brothers
NEVER FORGET 9-11
WHO WE RIDE FOR
The Never Quit Challenge Riders ride in honor of their fallen comrades. The names posted below represent our Nations' greatest and irreplaceable warriors and working canine. Please take your time reflecting on the value of their lives, their sacrices and their surviving loves ones.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Lt. Col. Mario D. Carazon
Major James Weis
CW4 David R. Carter
CW2 Bryan J. Nichols
SPC Alexander J. Bennett
SGT Patrick D. Hamburger
SPC Spencer C. Duncan
PO1 Darrik C. Benson
CPO Brian R. Bill
PO1 Christopher G. Campbell
MA1 John Douangdara
ST6 K-9 killed
CPO John W. Faas
PO1 Kevin A. Houston
LCDR Jonas B. Kelsall
MCPO Louis J. Langlais
CPO Matthew D. Mason
CPO Stephen M. Mills
PO1 Jesse D. Pittman
SCPO Thomas A. Ratzlaff
CPO Robert J. Reeves
CPO Heath M. Robinson
PO2 Nicholas P. Spehar
PO1 Jon T. Tumilson
PO1 Aaron C. Vaughn
PO1 Jason R. Workman
PO1 Jared W. Day
CPO Nicholas H. Null
PO1 Michael J. Strange
SCPO Kraig M. Vickers
TSGT John W. Brown
SSGT Andrew W. Harvell
TSGT Daniel L. Zerbe
CW3 Corey J. Goodnature
CW4 Chris J. Scherkenbach
MSG James W. Ponder III
SGT Kip A. Jacoby
SSG Michael L. Russell
SFC Marcus V. Muralles [
MAJ Stephen C. Reich
SSG Shamus O. Goare
CPO Daniel R. Healy
PO2 Eric S. Patton
PO2 James E. Suh
CPO Jacques J. Fontan
LCDR Erik S. Kristensen
PO1 Jeffrey A. Lucas
LT Michael M. McGreevey Jr
PO1 Jeffrey S. Taylor
PH1 David Tapper (SEAL)
IC1 Thomas Retzer (SEAL)
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING:
We appreciate all the supporters listed below. These are our own NQC Patriots supporting our Warriors on their epic adventure. Please support these worthy businesses!
KAWASAKI MOTORS CORPORATION USA
LIQUID MILITIA CLOTHING
BETTY BELTS JEWELRY
ON POINT FIREARMS