Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 25, 2012.

Update #16

Wonderful Dudes! + Note From a Victim + Friday Night Lights

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YOU WONDERFUL DUDES, ALL OF YOU!

Yesterday we pushed through $60K because so many of you shared our project on Facebook and Twitter as well as sent notes to friends and family. We've got some momentum now, so let's keep pushing until we reach our goal!

Because we can't let up -- not now when we're so close! So please can you send a personal note to a friend and let them know that Bo's story will inspire them and, that for $30, $60 or $100, we'd love for them to join us in the experience. (from our social media expert: the two most effective ways to bring folks in: a personal note to someone you know + sharing on Facebook and Twitter).

Here's the link to share: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1674889308/a-defiant-dude

ON THE COVER OF WELD MAGAZINE

Weld Magazine in Birmingham, Alabama just did a cover story on Bo that you can read here.

NOTE FROM A CORPORATE BULLY VICTIM

We got a sober reminder yesterday that the stakes of Bo's fight with Chick-fil-a are quite high when we received a nice note from Scott Smith, a victim of trademark bullying, about his fight with Entrepreneur Magazine.

  • "Scott Smith, a public-relations man in Sacramento, Calif., fought back and paid the price. A federal judge ruled in 2003 that he had to drop EntrepreneurPR as his firm name, stop publishing a quarterly compilation of press releases called Entrepreneur Illustrated, and pay EMI more than $1 million in damages and attorneys' fees. "They crushed me, and I had to file for personal bankruptcy," says Smith, who is still contesting what he owes the publisher"

The bottom line: Entrepreneur Magazine, like Chick-fil-a, sues businesses that use words that they contest are theirs to own. In Scott's case, Entrepreneur Magazine prevailed and it sent him into bankruptcy. In Bo's case, Chick-fil-a has made it clear that they intend to make Bo stop using two words they feel are theirs alone to use: Eat More.

Like Scott Smith, Bo is fighting back. Our movie proudly follows his story. We're honored to have you become part of the experience.

TWITTER!

Our good friend and social media expert, Stephen, is helping us with social media and Twitter --- he reminded us that a lot of media-types use Twitter to keep up on all the news that's fit to print. So if you're one to tweet, you can use the following hashtags: #profood #agchat (for local food movement) #bullying (to enter that national conversation) and #btv #vt (for all you Vermonters out there) and #smallbiz #local (for the go local movement). 

CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS, CAN'T LOSE

Seems the time is right to hear from Coach Taylor: 

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    DINNER WITH BO + PERSONAL STUDIO TOUR + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER -- In addition to all the levels above, you'll be treated to dinner with Bo at one of his favorite localvore restaurants in Montpelier, Vermont. You'll also get a personal studio tour and t-shirt making lesson, where you'll make your own one-of-a-kind shirt. At this level, you'll also be listed in the head credits of the movie and on the poster as 'Associate Producer.'

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