ABOUT WHEELING FOR THE WORLD:
A kick-scooting team made up of a diverse group of passionate Seeds Of Peace (SOP) and Maine community members, aiming to exemplify the power of cross-cultural collaboration as a way to challenge and break a World Record. "The Greatest Distance on a Kick-Scooter in 24 Hours (by a team of 25)".
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS:
Mike Ried is a sponsored expedition athlete, former Program Facilitator at EducationWorks PA, and a Guinness book World Record Holder (Longest Distance On a Pocket Bike). Yonatan Belik is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Jerusalem Peace Lions Australian Football Team. They have a combined time of 7 years serving as camp counselors for SOP.
The two met at a SOP event and quickly realized that with Mike’s passion for manifesting outside-the box ideas and Beik's love for innovation and adventure, together with their shared passion for SOP, that they might have a chance to break a Guinness World Record.
Their idea is to engage a diverse group of SOP alumni and staff during the attempt, with SOP providing the Camp facility for the week of preparation as well as some logistical support.
“Both Belik and Mike have studied the best ways to achieve their objectives,” says Seeds of Peace’s Bobbie Gottschalk. “There is no doubt in my mind that this team will succeed in breaking the world record this summer. You can be sure that every detail will be calculated and everyone will have the best chance to succeed.”
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Twenty three Seeds alumni and Mainer community members are joining Belik and Mike in their world record attempt while raising funds to support the growth of SOP programs.
ABOUT OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL:
Wheeling For The World is now facing new regulations from Guinness World Record, need to pay for individuals to assist with the completion of the record attempt and we need to invest in the facility to ensure we Wheel as fast as we possibly can to break this record.
ABOUT SEEDS OF PEACE (SOP):
Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict, equipping them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.
Since 1993, SOP has provided exceptional young people and educators living in conflict with a transformational camp session in Maine. The program shifts attitudes and perceptions and builds respect and empathy. SOP then builds on their extraordinary and critical relationships and understanding through year-round local programs that focus on the core leadership capacities needed to advance peace.
There are now nearly 6,700 SOP alumni from 27 countries who are actively transforming conflict-proving that solutions exist and there is reason to have hope for a better future.
To learn more, contact Christina Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org