West Coast Client – Omar Cruz
Omar Cruz is a U.S Army veteran, proud American citizen, Department of Defense Technician, a great husband, and a devoted father. He is also the creator of the table game, Challenge the Sea: Nautical Trivia. The game was developed to offer a fun and engaging way to remind boaters how to be more prudent mariners, given the information and resources to prevent a possibly serious situation when on the waterways.
The inspiration for the business was Omar’s vast boating experience. He worked for 37 years as a Watercraft Operator in the Army Reserve and 25 years as a Marine Machinery mechanic. Throughout the years, Omar saw many tragedies unfold right before his eyes. That’s when he realized the gravity of the situation and the number of people that get into avoidable accidents that result in death, injuries, and damages to property due to boating accidents.
In 2018, Omar with the help of his daughters founded Challenge the Sea.
Omar’s daughters play a fundamental role in the business, not only as an inspiration in wanting to keep them, and all, boaters safe, but also filling vital roles in the day-to-day operations of the business.
In January 2020, Omar reached out to Prospera with the intent to grow and expand his business, which at the time was already established and had more than 3,000 units produced. Prospera awarded Omar with a Marketing and Sales plan. However, not many months later Covid hit and severely affected the way he made business.
Now he sells his product online and is set to participate in the One Million Cups in Tampa and St. Pete. At Prospera, we are very proud of clients like Omar for not only being a great father, but also an outstanding citizen that has dedicated his life to the safety and wellbeing of others and his community.
Find out more about Omar Cruz and his exciting nautical board game visiting challengethesea.com