Jon Beeby, a rugby player turned coach, has set himself the challenge of walking 3,108 miles from New York to Chicago then following Route 66 all the way to California.
The project is called A Step too far? His Aim is to raise £100,000 for The Tag Rugby Trust, a charity that coaches children in deprived areas of the world to learn how to play Tag Rugby in an aim to enhance their lives. Tag Rugby Trust operates in countries like Uganda, India and Mexico and is aiming to use the money from A Step too Far? to pay for underprivileged teenagers from both the UK and USA to be participants on the tour.
Over the last three months, Jon Has been working tirelessly to organise the route, sponsorship, his support team as well as working with the press. He has the backing of a few famous people in the rugby world and more further afield with the likes of Jonny Wilkinson, Riki Flutey, Dara O’Briain and Jason Manford.
He starts his walk on 1st May 2011 and will be walking through till the beginning of August.
For more details…
Website – www.steptoofar.com
Email – Jon@steptoofar.com
Twitter – www.twitter.com/jonbeeby
Facebook – www.facebook.com/AStepToofar