SOLEâ€™ Hosts Miami Stop for Extreme Athlete Tom Jones
Key West to NYC Paddle Boarding
Soleâ€™ will host the Miami Beach stop for Jones with a charity pool party.
Sunday May 23, 2010 starting at noon.
17315 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach
Tom Jones is called an “extreme” athlete. But when people hear what he has accomplished, more often than not, they ask if “extreme” is an “extreme” enough word describing him. Why are Tom Jones endeavors so extreme? Because, he has an extreme passion for troubled youth and environmental causes, and staging these events is his way of drawing attention to and raising funds to eradicate the negative issues that will affect our future. Planning to break his own World Record by Stand-up paddle boarding from Key West to New York City leaving May 15, completing this adventure sometime in August.
Tom Feeley co-owns the new fully opened SOLEâ€™ on the ocean, a boutique hotel on Sunny Isles Beach and Soleâ€™ East in Montauk NY where the adventure ends in August with a paddle around the island of Manhattan For Autism Speaks. Everyone loves a pool party, with Music, dancing, grilled food, and our wonderful ocean just outside the door, we have planned a wonderful day to celebrate and contribute while enjoying a Sunday afternoonâ€ says Feeley.
To start the day Surfrider Foundation is having a Beach Cleanup and paddle along with Tom Jones from Haulover Beach to the Soleâ€™ party Located at 17315 Collins Ave.
The Event supports two charityâ€™s, Surfrider Foundation who works to protect our oceans, waves and beaches and to protect Special beachfront places that are being destroyed by over development. Also Autism Speaks Foundation who is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.
â€œItâ€™s around 2,800 miles which is more than double my current World Record of 1,250 miles set at the California Paddle Challenge in 2007â€ states Jones. Coming along for the ride as â€œSafetyâ€ is World Renowned Surf Champion, Darrick Doemer who has more big wave experience and know- how than anyone. You ask what has Tom Jones the Athlete doneâ€¦â€¦. He has run the length of California several times–at a pace of a marathon (26.2 miles) per day. He has also run from California to New York at the same marathon per day pace. That’s right… 120 consecutive days… 26.2 miles per day. Make that 121 consecutive days, because when he arrived in NY, he competed in the New York City marathon, and finished in less than four hours. In 2003, Tom ran a marathon, and followed it up by competing in a sanctioned Muay Thai kickboxing match, which he won by KO in the third round. To make a long story short, “if it can’t be done, Tom will do it”.
In 2007, Tom set a World Record by standup paddle boarding the entire length of the California Coast (1,250 miles) with “California Paddle”, to help raise awareness for the “plastic pollution” in our oceans. Tom successfully completed the Endurance Island challenge where he biked then ran (134 miles each portion), then stand-up paddle boarded around the island of Oahu (over 200+ miles) to again bring national and international attention to the seriousness of “plastic pollution” in our oceans.
In 2008, Tom traveled to Baghdad to help inspire and motivate our troops. He was extremely well received and the troops were encouraged and inspired but his presence and support.
* In 2009 Tom challenged himself to â€œBig Waves for Safe Kidsâ€. For every 20â€™ plus wave that Tom can catch and document, 10k will be split between his Tom Jones Foundation, and Safe Surfing Foundation www.SafesurfinUSA.org.