Marc and Melissa of Marc's Board Shop, one of the handful of sponsors of Tom Sloan's PUSH To End Alzheimer's 2011.
Group photo of Team PUSH participants.
We got held down, or back anyway, by the man.
A rare break-away moment.
Ben does the safety dance in his safety pants.
This year's PUSH To End Alzheimer's was a huge success in terms of fundraising and participation. Our group managed to raise nearly $2,000 this year and the turnout saw nearly 20 skaters and a handful of roller derby girls in attendance for the event on a rain soaked Saturday morning.
Our effort to PUSH at least 6 miles was quashed by the local authorities however, as they refused to let us skate the streets of Charleston unless we stayed directly behind a slow moving patrol car. Despite the best efforts of the law to impede our progress, we still skated and had fun for a good cause. In retrospect, last year's event was fairly wide open compared to the clampdown we witnessed this year. Hopefully Tom and the team will be able to work out the logistics with the city for next year's event.
Thanks to Anthony Donta, David Tolley (for helping me to meet my fund raising goal), Marc's Board Shop, and Dennis Blevins for the pictures you see posted here today. See you in the streets.