SAN DIEGO – A group of friends are sailing to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in a small sailboat to help underprivileged children in the area.
Scott Kemp and Ryan Greenspan, both professional paintball players, and another friend who once worked for the U.S. Coast Guard, toyed with the idea of going on a long term sailing trip, saying it was on their bucket lists.
Now that they have the Fandango, they plan on going on a 7 to 10 day trip to Cabo San Lucas, where they plan to sell it, and give 100% of the proceeds to a charity called “Gente Joven Por Un Cambio.” The charity provides education for underprivileged children in the area.
The trip itself is about 900 miles long and with Tropical Storm Blanca brewing in the area, it will be no easy trek. However, Kemp and Greenspan said they should miss the storm, and will have friends monitoring the weather for their safety.
The pair’s paintball sponsors and loyal social media fans helped generate more than $12,000 on their Kickstarter account, which helped them turn the Fandango into shape.
Kemp said they bought the boat from a woman on Craigslist half a year ago and admitted, before its makeover, the boat was not in any shape to be sailed out of San Diego Bay.
Ryan Greenspan and Scott Kemp have set sail thanks to help from their sponsors for a great cause…