The skating community is coming together to skate for cause! In an exciting community initiative, 25 skaters of all ages, levels and choice of wheels will take to the Black Pearl Skate Park to do 25 fancy laps as they raise awareness and attempt to raise $25,000 towards some wheels for Meals on Wheels.
Every weekday over 1,000 hot soups and nutritious meals are being delivered to seniors, disabled, homebound and infirm persons in need of a hot meal and a warm smile. Meals are delivered by a group of dedicated volunteers who take meals directly to the homes of those in need. With the increased number of daily meals, more delivery routes and overall demands in the community, Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of wheels to help carry out their services across Grand Cayman. Cayman Islands Skateboard Association president Mr. Micheal Myles was in full support of this event when it was requested, Myles stated “I know first hand the importance of the work of Meals on Wheels in the community, we will do whatever we can to help.”
Adam Fellow, has been a skater 26 years and he got involved with Wheels For Wheels to help give back and ensure that people have access to the basic right of food, especially during these uncertain times. Adam, a psychology student, and addictions counselor says that “it’s important that communities pull together and help those that are less fortunate.”
Stemming from the idea of ‘little wheels’ of the skating community being able to use their talents and time to support the need for ‘big wheels’, the event was born. Skaters will be making 25 fancy laps around the Black Pearl Skate Park at Grand Harbour, the park is the largest in the Western Hemisphere and the 2nd largest in the world! Skaters can use any non-motorized wheels, so we will see little wheels from skateboards, trick scooters, long boards, roller blades and bicycles. Limited by current regulations, only 25 skaters are allowed in the park, therefore the event will be available on Facebook Live and Zoom so that supports can enjoy the fun and excitement of the event.
The community can get involved in this event by either registering to participate (there are a few spots remaining), sponsoring a skater through their individual EventPro portal at www.eventpro.ky/buytickets/wheels-for-wheels, support the restaurants at Grand Harbour and view the skaters from your table or join the event via Facebook Live or Zoom on July 25th from 5pm to 7pm.
Meals on Wheels was forced to cancel both of its major fundraisers earlier this year due to coronavirus suppression restrictions, however individuals and companies alike have been extremely supportive during this difficult time. Jennifer West, General Manager for Meals on Wheels says “We anticipate that this event will also be fully supported as the skaters use their time and talents to give back to their community. Each skater is sharing about the work of Meals on Wheels with 25 family, friends and colleagues while also asking them to sponsor them $25. The work of Meals on Wheels has become even more necessary during this time as we serve the hundreds of clients who otherwise would go without a hot meal each day.”
To get involved with Wheels For Wheels, register to participate, sponsor a participant, or sponsor the overall cause, please contact us at www.mealsonwheels.ky, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 1(345)769-1974
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