I challenge you to the Potato Challenge!
I am excited to announce that I will be “stranded on Mars” November 12, 2015 from 12:00am Midnight CST to 11:59pm CST and I challenge you to join me! That’s right; for 24 hours thousands of The Mars Generation supporters from around the world are taking the Potato Challenge and will be “stranded” with me on Mars. This will simulate what fictional astronaut Mark Watney from the blockbuster movie The Martian faced for 584 earth days while stranded on Mars. Of course we will only be stuck in our daily lives on earth pretending to be on Mars eating potatoes and water and hoping for the generous people of earth to rescue us!
We will be dependent on the generous people of earth to make sure we have supplies and are eventually rescued.
You have now been officially challenged!
And you now must follow these steps!
- FIRST you must challenge at least one other person- preferably in public on social media – we suggest challenging a group of people! The more people you challenge the more fun for everyone!
To do this go on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media channel and publicly declare:
“I challenge *tag Name of Person Challenged * to participate in the #PotatoChallenge for Give to Mars Day! #GTMD15 Learn details here: http://themarsgeneration.org/give-to-mars-day-potato-challenge-do-you-have-the-right-stuff/“
AND Next Choose #2 or #3 below for your own challenge
2. You can accept the Potato Challenge (by reading this blog post you have been challenged by me) and click here to sign up.
3. You can head over to the TMG Give to the Max Day / Give to Mars Day donation page and contribute to The Mars Generation #GTMD15 fundraising initiative. Hurry because there are exclusive rewards for donations that are received by November 11, 2015. These rewards are perfect for your holiday gift list of space geeks – or just for your own geekiness!
This event is called the Martian Potato Challenge and is being hosted by The Mars Generation. The potato challenge is meant to be fun and relatively easy. You commit to eating your own ration of potatoes, just 10 medium potatoes and drinking the ration of water that you start with, 16 ounces, for the entire day. There will be water challenges every 2 hours as well as lots of ways to earn condiments for the potatoes, more water and even a shower.
Bring Us Home From Mars
The ultimate goal is to be saved from Mars by rest of the world working to raise the $100,000 TMG fundraising goal for the 24 hours! That’s right the goal is $100,000 raised in only 24 hours! If TMG reaches it’s goal they have a chance to win an additional $10,000 on that day! That’s and additional 10 space camp scholarships!
While the participants of the Potato Challenge may be spread around the world and only pretending to be stuck on Mars, there is sure to be a lot of fun and commradere on social media as people follow our hashtags #PotatoChallenge and #GTMD15 to follow the adventure.
Prizes and Lots of Fun
Every hour we will have a prize drawing for everyone who uses our #GTMD15 and #PotatoChallenge hashtags (see guidelines for how to use hashtag to qualify) – prizes include TMG tshirts, Mars Or Bust 2030 Tshirts, Autographed Astronaut Abby photos, patches and more!
I hope you will take the challenge with me, invite your friends to do the Potato Challenge and help The Mars Generation reach their fundraising goal of $100,000 to fuel their work going into 2016. Let’s show the world that dreaming big and setting out to make those dreams happen really can create results.
Together we can change the world.
Thank you for joining me on this adventure!