AWARDS and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Speedy Mail has been recognized for five consecutive years as one of the Top Women Owned Businesses in Alaska by Alaska Business Publications, Alaska Business Monthly magazine.
More recently, Linda O'Brien, President and founder of SPEEDY MAIL, LLC was honored with a 2011 Woman of the Year award from the National Association of Professional Women for contributions in the print media and mailing production categories.
Speedy Mail is a regular contributor to numerous community and sports organizations, offering in-kind, volunteer time and monetary support to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Alaska, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Kitty and K-9 Connection - A New Leash on Life (www.kittyandk-9.org), End Violence Against Women International – EVAWI (www.evawintl.org), and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – TAPS (www.taps.org)
Speedy Mail was the proud sponsor of the winning Armed Forces Eco-Challenge Team two years in a row and traveled with the team throughout a portion of their grueling races in the backcountry of Alaska and New Zealand.
NORTH POLE, Alaska -- Battling Alaska's frontier was a milestone challenge for Armed Forces Eco-Challenge winners, Team Speedy Mail. In June, the Air Force team beat 23 other military teams to qualify for the Eco-Challenge New Zealand 2001 World Championships.
From tundra to glacier, the team biked, mountaineered, rafted and trekked its way to victory. This month they head south to put their endurance to the ultimate test.
Seventy-five teams will represent more than 25 countries in the competition. The four-person, mixed-gender teams will attempt to traverse almost 250 miles of terrain aiming at the $50,000 first-place award.
Competitors must follow strict rules during the event while minimizing environmental impact as they progress. Everything brought in must be taken out, and teams cannot leave any evidence of campsites.
Participants can use only nonmotorized transportation like mountaineering, horseback riding, mountain biking, kayaking, rafts and fixed ropes to negotiate the course. The event gives competitors the chance to apply technical skills as they navigate an intense geographical course.
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