History of Extra Mile America
551 cities representing all 50 states declare November 1, Extra Mile Day.
527 cities representing all 50 states declare November 1, Extra Mile Day.
444 cities representing all 50 states declare November 1, Extra Mile Day.
362 cities representing all 50 states declare November 1, Extra Mile Day.
228 cities representing all 50 states declare November 1, Extra Mile Day.
1. 116 cities and 9 states declared November 1, Extra Mile Day.
2. Shawn Anderson, Founder, toured 50+ cities to speak at service clubs, churches, schools, and nonprofit organizations.
3. Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter held an Extra Mile Rally honoring extra-mile Philadelphians and invited Shawn to speak.
4. A 501(c)3 nonprofit was formed, the Extra Mile America Foundation.
1. As a symbol of “going the extra mile,” Shawn Anderson pedaled 4,000 miles on an ocean-to-ocean bike tour.
2. In pre-arranged interviews, Shawn interviewed 200+extra-mile people who were making a difference in their local communities.
3. At the end of the Tour, Shawn personally gave away $10,000, $1,000 each to the 10 most inspiring individuals he met.
4. 70+ television, radio, and newspaper interviews were conducted in 90 days.
5. Extra Mile Day was started to encourage leaders across the U.S. to recognize and celebrate “extra mile” action in their communities. Mayors from San Francisco to Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., to Boston joined in to support the “extra mile” message. In addition, 23 cities and 2 states declared November 1 as “Extra Mile Day”… including Mayor James Baker of Wilmington, Delaware, who also extended Founder Shawn Anderson the “Key to the City.”Inaugural cities and states included: the states of Arizona and Hawaii; Casper, Wyoming; Chesapeake, Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dublin, Ohio; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Honolulu, Hawaii; Houston, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Lewiston, Maine; Little Rock, Arkansas; Montgomery, Alabama; Nampa, Idaho; Paterson, New Jersey; Rockford, Illinois; Sacramento, California; San Jose, California; Seattle, Washington; Tucson, Arizona; Warwick, Rhode Island.