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November 20, 2002
Austin, Texas

Gary presents Gov. Perry photo of Tx flag in NepalGovernor Rick Perry holds Press Conference at Capitol


Expedition Leader Gary Guller, Project Director Dennis Borel and 8 members of the Challenge Trek team - Gene Rodgers, Barry Muth, Kim Smith, Sandra Murgia, Dinesh Ranasinghe, Mark Gobble, Marcia McClellan and Christine Kane - attended the Press Conference held by The Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, at the Texas State Capitol today. Paul Carrozza, co-chair of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, also spoke.

The story was aired on several Austin news programs and was reported in San Antonio, Dallas and Austin newspapers. Perry stated:

Gov. Perry with Challenge Trek teamWe are here today to recognize and celebrate the limitless potential of the human spirit. I applaud the members of Team Everest for dreaming big and pioneering new trails. You remind us that society should never place limits on the ability of the human mind or the potential of the human spirit.

Press Contact:
Dennis Borel
Project Director
(512) 478-3366