How does kayaking around Lake Michigan further the cause of building an artificial climbing wall in a village in Africa? I could see the connection if you were touring the rock gyms of the country giving slide shows and fund raising but this seems very unrelated. How much do you hope to net for the project by doing this trip?
I also have to ask, is that really the best use of funds for a village in Africa? Artificial climbing walls need constant maintenance and are a constant source of clients for local emergency rooms.