Thursday, February 5, 2009

Announcing the Team Name: Team Facta non Verba

Generally it can be said of most of our lives, that after all was said and done, there was probably a lot more said than done.

Not only is that quote incredibly funny to me... it is sadly true.

The other night we were developing our Sponsor Packages and as many late nights do, the conversation was jumping all over the place... somehow we landed on a website of latin words and sayings:

As we read looking for something else, the phrase Facta, non Verba emerged.

Facta, non Verba is literally translated to mean Deeds, not Words.

Picking a name for the team had been a fun discussion until that point... I think we had gone from "The spotted rhinoceroses" to "candy ass Gaborone's" or some other gibberish... but the phrase in latin put forward so perfectly what the Mongol Rally represents, along with its charities and some of the creeds we are personally seeking to emulate in our lives, you could say reading the name was like a strike of lightning... and it was done.

So enter Team Facta, non Verba. The team whose DEEDS, not Words show what they are all about.

"...those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness." -Jose Marti

May we with support from each other, our families, and friends carry out our goal!

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