Lorraine was shocked. "They are skating from Virginia to California, which we thought was pretty cool." Lorraine helped the group find people in Aiken to offer lodgings and food. Econo Lodge, Chic Fil A, and I Hop offered their services.
was fourteen when it happened, and when you're that young you don't know how to grieve."
The group has been very impressed with Aiken's hospitality and support. He says he never wants to forget the reason for their trip: Reminding Americans that soldiers are putting Nike Zoom Orange And Blue
One Aiken shop owner name was inspired to donate hundreds of dollars worth of supplies to the group. Robin Mitchell of Hollywood Cycles says, "They needed some supplies since they are skateboarding so far. Wheels, tracks, bearings run out especially when you're skating fifty or sixty miles a day."
Aiken County resident Lorraine Rega has a patriotic habit. She stops and thanks anyone who has a 'Support Our Troops' sign on his or her car. So when she saw Shayne's car in Aiken painted with 'Skate for Troops', she wanted to hear what the five young people inside had planned.
Shyane (21) and his friends are raising money and awareness specifically for the Oasis Project and the Special Ops Warrior Foundation. He quite literally got his friends Erin Rhodes (22), Sam Buie (21), Alex Squadrito (22), and Kris Wahl (20) on board for the trip.
They are using what are called longboards. Longboards are similar to skateboards but longer and heavier with bigger wheels. The differences tend to make for a smoother ride, which is better for long distance travel.
The group tells News12 that they are heading to Augusta tonight and then West tomorrow. Click the "Find It" button to find a link to their website and follow the trip.
But this cross country Nike Metcon 3 Flyknit Release Date trip is unusual. They'll be skating the whole way.
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"Chief" Carlson would love how he's spreading the word and fundraising for worthy organizations.
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They are planning on longboarding from Virginia Beach to Venice Beach, California, so the trip could take months. They made it to Aiken last night.
Shayne explains what provoked his idea to longboard nearly 3,000 miles. "My father was killed in Afghanistan while in a special ops unit. Lately I've felt an inspirational need to do something. I Nike Zoom Clear Out Black
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