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GLIN==> Swimmer Jim Dreyer to again attempt direct crossing of Lake Superior

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Dreyer
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 4:00 AM
Subject: News Advisory

This is it!  Thanks to all of you for your supportive words, thoughts, and prayers.  I hope to connect with all of you when I dry out.
All the best,
The Shark

Event Marketing Enterprises, Inc.                                                                                                Contact:  Jim Dreyer

7671 Wilson Ave. SW                                                                                                                                  (616) 878-1650

Byron Center, MI  49315




August 23, 2003



WHO / WHAT:  World record ultra-marathon athlete Jim Dreyer will attempt to become the first to

                                   swim a continuous direct crossing of Lake Superior.  If successful, Dreyer will also

                                   become the first to swim a direct crossing of all five Great Lakes.


WHEN:                  Start:  Tuesday, August 26, 2003

                                              8:00 a.m.


                                  Estimated Finish:  Thursday, August 28, 2003

                                                                50-60 hours after starting time  


WHERE:              Departure:  Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

                                                      Grand Portage, Minnesota

                                                      (800) 543-1384


                                   Arrival:  McLain State Park (near pier)

                                                  Hancock, Michigan


WHY:                     To raise funds and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters programs across the United

                                   States and Canada.


NOTE:  Departure date, time, and direction of swim are dependent on the weather and lake conditions, and subject to

               change.  Changes will be posted on the website.



MEDIA HOTLINE TO SUPPORT BOAT:  011-881-631-428646

This satellite phone will be activated on Tuesday, August 26th.  Prior to that, please call (616) 878-1650.







·  Jim Dreyer will meet the public, sign autographs, and conduct interviews on Monday, August 25, from

   1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at:   

                            Sven & Ole’s

                                        9 W. Wisconsin St.

                                       Grand Marais, MN

                                        (218) 387-1713


·  Jim Dreyer will be available for media prior to his swim, on the beach at the Grand Portage Lodge &

   Casino at 7:30 a.m. on August 26th.


·  Health permitting, Jim Dreyer will conduct interviews at McLain State Park after completing his swim.   

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