Media Alert, For immediate release, Friday, April 27, 2012
Contact: Shred 4 A Cause
Buck Young, Media Coordinator, [email protected], 647-638-5325
Waterloo, Ont.: Mike Harris, 27, and Jeff Abbott, 23, will be departing from Vancouver City Hall on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:00 am to begin a cross Canada Tour on their longboards to raise awareness and funds for the Brain Injury Association of Canada.
“The purpose of the tour is to acknowledge the importance of using head gear while participating in any sporting activities with emphasis on longboarding,” says Harris. “We hope to decrease and prevent the amount of future brain injuries caused by sporting activities, and raise $100,000 for the Brain Injury Association of Canada while doing so.”
Harris and Abbott will spend 1 hour at a time longboarding while the other drives the support vehicle. The duo will spend 8 – 10 hours on their boards a day as they make their way across the country. The tour is scheduled to finish in St. John’s Newfoundland around the end of June.