1500-Mile Charity Ride for Disabled American Veterans


This long distance ride is not only a charity ride to raise money for our Disabled American Veterans (DAV), it’s an adventure with four guys who will ride from Minneapolis to Mobile. We can be part of the ride by becoming sponsors, making a donation to DAV, or directly to the crew. They chose DAV because almost 100% of the donations go directly to a disabled veteran instead of to administrative costs. The DAV takes care of veterans and their families for a lifetime, unlike many other charitable organizations.

The Inaugural Minneapolis to Mobile 1500 will take ten days and move through nine states via PWC. The team has spent the past 18 months planning and plotting the route and itinerary for this huge endeavor. They also have plans to camp along the way. The personal watercraft journey begins with more than 800 miles on the Mississippi River. The team will navigate through 27 locks before heading east and then south into Ohio. From Ohio, they’ll motor into Tennessee and Tenn-Tom Water Way where they will merge into Mobile Bay, the end of the long and arduous ride.

The members of the team are Joey Freeman, Joe Kiminski, Richard and Bailey Bassford. They are all watermen and obviously enjoy riding jet skis. Check out their bios on this page. They are an interesting group. We can follow the journey here after the live link to video is posted. The page will be updated daily once the men are underway. This should be exciting!

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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