Ben Smith to longboard across Utah to raise money for friend.
This blog will be the home of the fundraiser “Longboard Utah for Gates,” which is an event planned for the summer of 2012.
Last year, Gates Hunsaker was paralyzed in a snowboarding accident. He lost the use of his legs. Ben Smith, a 15-year-old friend, has made a goal to longboard across the entire state of Utah (from southern border to northern border) during the summer of 2012. Ben, his family and friends ask that you support him by donating money to the cause. All proceeds raised will be donated toward transportation upgrades that will allow Gates to drive a vehicle with hand controls.
Please stay tuned for further updates.
—Longboard Utah for Gates Team