WHO WE ARE
Journey for a Cause was inspired by a young man's dream to promote diversity and inclusion within the boating, fishing and outdoor adventure community. At just 20 years old, Eddie Gill saw a need for change and dedicated himself to creating awareness and providing exposure to minority communities by sharing his passion for fishing and boating. As a young African American man and collegiate athlete, he often felt judged for his love of the outdoors. When sharing his passion he was told repeatedly "That’s not very black of you!” He came to realize that much of the African American community is not involved in fishing and boating. Eddie is committed to changing this stigma."Journey for a Cause" is scheduled from June 1, 2021-June 10, 2021, starting in the Ohio River in Indiana continuing to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, and then traveling all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico as a way to challenge and to promote the idea that the color of your skin has no bearing on what you love to do. In partnership with Parker Boats and other key sponsors, Eddie will undertake this adventure with his two childhood friends, stopping along the way to take part in community events to promote his cause and share his passion with local youth.
We are thrilled to partner with Parker Boats on Journey for a Cause. We are incredibly grateful for their sponsorship and have the greatest respect and admiration for their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the boating industry and outdoor sports. It will be an honor to take this journey on a Parker Boat and I’m looking forward to a great adventure! We will set sail in Parker's 2520XLD Offshore Sport Cabin Boat.
MEET THE CREW
EDDIE GILL IV
Eddie is a twenty-year-old living in Carmel, Indiana. He will be a junior at Grace College, a small Christian college in Warsaw, Indiana, this upcoming school year. There, he studies Environmental Science and plays basketball. Eddie is a lifelong fisherman, adventurer and outdoor enthusiast.
Clay is a Junior at Vanderbilt University, where he studies Computer Science and is a member of Naval ROTC. In his free time, Clay likes to either be with friends, be outdoors, or better yet - both!
Justin is a twenty-year old from Pendleton, Indiana. He currently attends Ball State University to study business and will be a junior there in the Fall of 2020. He enjoys basketball, fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors.
WAYS TO HELP
Your support is important to fuel Journey for a Cause. There are many ways you can contribute towards our cause, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
PARTNER WITH US
Journey for a Cause always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, and would not be possible without our incredible sponsors. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
MAKE A DONATION
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.