Route Redone:

Posted by Edwin Saturday, June 26, 2010 0 comments

I spent a good portion of this morning scouting parts of the route just south of Chester, so as to see the road conditions and if it was indeed safe for us to be skateboarding.

As it turned out, the MapQuest route led us into some pretty treacherous roads, sometimes calling for us to cross two to three lanes of highway traffic to make a turn or asking us to go up ramps and roundabouts we thought were normally reserved for cars only. There were also some stretches of road where there existed no shoulder on very busy roads.
I took the liberty of creating a new map using Google Maps, and said route will be going through each town as planned and will also be 6 miles shorter. Thanks to Google Streetview, we can survey the roads from the comfort of our computer screens.

For a detailed route description, Click Here.

- Edwin

First Draft Shirts!

Posted by Edwin Sunday, June 20, 2010 0 comments

Thanks to Cris W. for making us some demo shirts!
We asked her to make two shirts so we could consider possible design ideas, and she followed through wonderfully! The Shirts are Below:

^click for full size!^
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The first shirt has the quote "You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind" and the second quotes "To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act."
As we find sponsors, we will be adding their logos onto the back.
We also may either combine the two quotes on one shirt or perhaps make one or two different models, possibly in different colorways (hints to white, yellow, and royal blue).
When the shirts are to be made, they will be made by a professional company.

Be on the lookout for some rad shirts!
- Edwin

Coming Soon!

Posted by Edwin Thursday, June 17, 2010 0 comments

Aye, this event is rushing closer and closer!
We've been in the process of planning this for quite a while, and all we need is to finish planning some smaller details and paint a beautiful finishing sheen all over it.

We have the route planned out now! Its gone through several revisions already, but they are generally similar. Our route can be found on the sidebar, and you can find more details about it by clicking either "The Route" or the link below the map.
All credit to Danny for planning out the map! He's a champion.

Courtesy of Danny as well, we have purchased Skate Cape May wristbands with writing that says "Skate Cape May for ALSF." We will be selling these at our school, as well as during our fundraising tour.

We are also on the lookout for any business to sponsor us, perhaps through a donation or purchase of advertising space. We'll need a good amount of publicity if we want this to be a successful fundraiser!

Good night, America!

Welcome to Skate Cape May 2010!

Posted by Edwin Thursday, June 10, 2010 3 comments

Welcome to the official website/blog for Skate Cape May!

But what is Skate Cape May exactly?

Well, in short, Skate Cape May is a 200 mile fundraising skateboard trek from High Point State Park to Cape May.

Throughout our journey, we will be visiting various towns in New Jersey to spread awareness of childhood cancer, as well as collect donations, sell t-shirts, wristbands, and lemonade.
All of the money we acquire will be donated thus to Alex's Lemonade Stand, a foundation for the funding of childhood cancer research.
(A link to the website and our donation page can be found on the sidebar! -> )

The purpose of this blog is to update you on all plans, fundraisers, and the journey itself!
Keep on the lookout for updates and future blog posts!

Have a jolly day!
-Edwin Zhang

Skate Cape May is a 200+ mile skateboarding journey from the top of New Jersey (High Point) to the bottom (Cape May) with the intent to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Last year, we received an award as a Top 100 Fundraiser for 2010 for ALSF!

Click Here for more detailed information!