We first reported on this story while the guys from Minneapolis were finalizing plans for a 1500 mile charity ride for Disabled American Veterans (DAV). At that time, four men were on board to ride jet skis from Minneapolis to Mobile.
Fox 10 reports that a group of six friends who are members of Minnesota’s PWC Adventures made a 1,600 mile journey aboard PWC. The guys finished their ten day journey in Spanish Fort, AL, raising money along the way to help a Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Illinois purchase a van. They called the trip, “Rocking the River-Minneapolis to Mobile.”
When the PWC Adventures team drew closer to their destination, they sent out a notice from the Mobile River via livestream to their followers.
“Alright, guys. Headed to Mobile,” one of the riders could be heard saying from the Mobile River Ship Channel. “Just pulling in here and I got a pipeline laying across the channel, so I’ll see what we can do to get by this and we’ll see you guys shortly at the welcoming party.”
Soon after sending the message and 1,621 miles later, the group pulled up at the Bluegill Restaurant. They were right on time for a celebratory lunch in support of their mission.Team leader, Joey Freeman said the trip was amazing and people on the river from Minnesota to Alabama gave them donations and asked questions about what they were doing.
The crew navigated many rivers and nearly 30 locks and dams to arrive at their destination. Lunch time diners were excited to ask questions of the riders and to find out what the trip was all about. The guys were happy to talk shop.
If you are interested in highlights from the Minnesota to Mobile 1500 adventure or want to donate, visit pwcadventures.com.