Navy SEALs have an interesting and painful method for developing teamwork. When going through BUDs, you are assigned to a boat crew, a group of 7 men, you are a team. You are also given a small inflatable boat and paddles to propel it. Days are spent running races with the boat on your head and paddling through heavy surf. The winners of these races sometimes get to rest while the losers are forced to further suffer.
Rowing hard with your paddle demonstrates dedication to the team, so when a teammate moves on, and if he has rowed hard for his brothers, they present him with a custom paddle thanking him for his sacrifice.
We wanted to express our appreciation with a paddle to our dear friends, Alison Lewis and Craig Krumwiede for their tireless support of the C4 Foundation over the past 3 years. We presented them with a custom paddle at the Land of the Free 4th of July event at the Del last month. Coincidentally, we met them at this same 4th of July event at the Del a few years ago. They believed in our mission from the very beginning, since the purchase of the C4 Ranch. Their support, encouragement and motivation has resulted in HUGE impacts on our housing development progress. We cannot express how thankful we are. This paddle represents our appreciation to them for “Rowing Hard” for the C4 Foundation and the NSW community.