You know you are truly supported when someone writes about you and your hard work.
Razor Scooters have supported our efforts from the very beginning as W4W’s mission resonated with their hard work of creating and innovating scooters to fit diverse needs and populations all over the world.
With almost two decades of experience in a market they reinvented and sales of over 34,000,000 scooters sold worldwide, it was obvious, that they would be the right company to pair up with for this World Record attempt.
Nowadays it is rare to approach strangers, share your plans and recieve full support. But in Gorham, things seem to work differently. We are so thankful for the incredible food sponsorship from the local Gorham businesses!
Aroma Joe’s will kindly be donating 2 cases of Rush energy drinks for the long night hours along with endless amounts of ice ice baby.
Gorham’s Subway is sponsoring us with 2 platters of sandwiches and 1 platter of cookies. C is for cookie, good enough for us!
The Gorham House of Pizza will be providing us salads, pastas and bread sticks by Angelo. The angel of Gorham.
Energy level are planned to stay high despite expected exhaustion, thanks to our incredible sponsors! Go support them if you’re near by!
This past week brought with it terrible news not only the W4W team, but the whole SOP & Belfast, ME communities.
We are heartbroken by the loss of 2017 Maine seed and to-be-Wheeler Laila Al-Matrouk. She was killed in Belfast by a car outside her home on her bike.
Our condolences go out to her family and everyone who knew of and were impacted by her bright light and courageous heart. She will continue her legacy of changing the world for the better through each and every person that she interacted with. Her courage, passion, and love for this community is still felt by all.
We will be pushing onward on with the W4W World Record attempt in honor of Laila as just one of the many ways she will continue to change the world.
Our team representatives drove to her community’s gathering this past Thursday in Belfast. They shared a story of Laila collecting bottles from local restaurant and recycling them in order to fund raise. A story which didn’t surprise her friends and community.
They left a photo of her last profile picture with the W4W frame outside her home where she was killed. On the back side they wrote that the team will carry her light across the finish line.
Please keep her in mind over the next week. We sure will.
Mohamed Hassan also known by his nickname Moh (Camper 2016-PS 2017) was born in Kenya and has always known the value and importance of education. Not only education in classrooms but in his everyday lifestyle and notions. Using this he has propelled himself to try news things and expand his horizons from the comfort of his living room floor in Syracuse, NY. He loves to play sports and was intrigued by the athleticism and cooperation it will take to shatter this record. He had discovered Seeds by a stroke of luck as he got in trouble for using his phone and had to stay after school to retain it back from his teacher and although that had caused trouble, it only made life better. As much as he brings 100% in a game of basketball he provides 20% more academically. As he explores and contemplates on the ersatz feeling of the narcissistic world around him, he struggles to find his identity and create a name for himself while trying to leave a burning fire in the landscape of history.
Rory comes from outside of Chicago, IL and is a student at Middlebury College studying neuroscience and Arabic. She applied for SOP as a junior in high school in 2013 and though she did not get accepted to camp, she is now overjoyed for an opportunity to connect and collaborate with the SOP community. After spending the last semester studying in Amman, Jordan, she is looking forward to practicing her Arabic with teammates while contributing to the team’s athletic pursuit. She dedicates her efforts in the attempt to all displaced people in the Arab world.
My name is Aubrey Denico, and I am a rising junior at Bonny Eagle high school in Standish, ME. I love doing all types of sports and activities spanning from hiking in the summer to skiing in the winter or taking a break from the physical stuff to watch a movie or, play a game. If I’m not doing sports or relaxing I am usually looking at stuff that affects my future such as looking at colleges (online or in real life) or studying math and science which are my favorite subjects. I haven’t done many events like Wheeling for the World before or done anything with Seeds of Peace, but it’s never too late to start especially when my first opportunity is going to be scootering around at the speed of sound.
Jesse Coleman is the father of two and a former two time Vermont State Champion, and NCAA All New England Champion Wrestler. Jesse has competed in the North American Wife Carrying Championships, a bodybuilding competition, and continues to compete in varying obstacle events. The owner of My-FIT-24 along with his wife Stacey (also a W4W team member), he has a BS in Biology and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Behavioral Change Specialist. Jesse is the former Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Southern Maine and enjoys volunteering his time in the community through coaching the Middle School Football Team. This will be Jesse’s first, official scooter event, but he has put on many miles with his family around the neighborhood.
Stacey Coleman is a adventure fitness enthusiast blogger and mother of two awesome kids of whom she scooters around their neighborhood with often. Stacey and her husband Jesse (another W4W team member) co-own a fitness business, My-FIT-24. She earned her BS in Health and Fitness, and is a NASM certified Personal Trainer, Cardio Performance Specialist, and Behavioral Change Specialist, as well as a certified Spartan Group Exercise Coach, and a Prenatal Yoga Specialist. Stacey has served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Southern Maine and is a lifetime athlete. She played NCAA soccer, women’s semi-pro football, has completed a marathon, triathlon, a bodybuilding competition, and many obstacle races including Tough Mudders, Spartans, and Ragnar events, just to name a few. She is an active volunteer in her community through the schools, coaching soccer, writing for local publications, founding a non-profit for children with type 1 diabetes (Maine P-Pods). Stacey is looking forward to scooting her way towards a world record with the W4W team!
Ari (counselor 2018) is super pumped to be a part of the W4W team. He is a senior at SUNY Binghamton and will be graduating in the spring with a degree in computer science. He has never achieved a world record before, nor has he ever owned a kickscooter, so he’s looking forward to taking both of these things home to show off to his friends. He would like to thank Mikie Beans for being an amazing co-counselor, encouraging him to do this challenge, and just being the Greatest Of All Time.