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.
It’s been another great week. This week 206 people viewed our page and 56 users accessed the website 86 times total! From those 206 people, 72% of people are from the United States, 5% are from Pakistan and 3% are from Egypt, Israel, and Italy. We look forward to giving you more information on our strides in the coming week! Keep wheeling and clicking!
The first session of Seeds of Peace’s 26th summer has begun and everybody couldn’t be more excited! This excitement was given an extra boost once our 40 sponsored A6 Razor scooters rolled into camp on Monday morning. Razor have recognized the value and potential of partnering with us, and we are sure glad to have them along for the ride!
Recently, special activities began, a period where campers can pick an activity ranging from H2Woah (water skiing) to A Capella. This year one of the special activities is Wheeling For The World!
In W4W special activity campers do obstacle courses and other fun things that our Wheelers do outside of camp in order to train for the World Record attempt.
All are enjoying themselves on the scooters and are getting excited for the attempt, whether they be in Otisfield or not!
Thanks to supporters like you our team has made some great strides this past week. We launched our social media campaign on Monday (25.6.2018) and since then have seen a 40% increase in page interactions with 109 new page views. As we continue to progress in our preparations for the record attempt we will be posting on Our Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as updating you here! Thanks for yours continued support!
Mujahed Aghbar is 21 years old from Nablus city, Palestine. He attended the life-changing SOP camp in 2012 and it was the transforming point where he realized the importance of negotiations and building peace through sports. Subsequently, he started using sports as a tool to achieve peace and has been traveling around the world carrying this idea. He believe sports are a universal language; it transcends nationalism and conflicts, and manages to bring people together. Currently, Mujahed is an outdoor instructor at his university where he studies Financial Economics, Business Administration, and Marketing in the United States of America.
In his free time he enjoy doing extreme unicycling, mountain biking, parkour. He is looking forward to the new challenge of wheeling for the world.
Laila Al-Matrouk (camper 2017 second session) was born in Kuwait and lived there with her six siblings and parents until moving to Belfast, Maine in 2010. Laila has traveled almost all of her life with her family, from visiting landmarks and attractions to discovering cultures and learning about the traditions of different areas. When Laila was introduced to Seeds of Peace, she tried as hard as she could to become involved with the program, and successfully made it to camp for second session in 2017. Laila is the first Seed from her school and is pushing to get more Seeds from her area, encouraging people to join a life changing experience. Seeds of Peace has taught Laila how to truly listen to the people in her life and how powerful it can be, as well as the importance of unity and bringing all people together. Laila loves playing frisbee with her friends, swimming in the Belfast Bay, preaching Seeds of Peace to everyone and anyone (including her Uber drivers), as well as many more fun things. Laila is looking forward to hopefully breaking a world record…and is ready to take on the physical challenges.