Wednesday, September 3, 2008
This project started as a CRAZY idea that came to me in the middle of MicroTheory class. I was getting tired of being the only one of my friends with a car, so I decided I wanted to get a free one. I searched craigslist, found a cargo van for $850 and then proposed an advertising opportunity to the local Claremont businesses: $100 per a square foot of advertising space on my new van. Suprisingly, within the first week we had over $4,000 in comitments. Soon those commitments turned into checks which turned into the sweetest cargo van of all time. The extra money was given to the Claremont Rugby team to help fund their trip to China. We spent a good amount of the money on fixing up the inside of the van, paying for the vinyl stickers for the ads, and stashing a few bucks away for gas money.