Riding to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWFL

Over the past decade, father and son team Shane and McKinley Lewis have often looked to endurance sports as not only an opportunity for personal physical challenges, but as a way to connect with their communities and give back to causes they believe in. Building on that experience, this year, Shane and McKinley will be participating in the 2020 Six Gap Century Ride and using the event to raise money and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida (BBBS of NWFL). 

McKinley currently serves as a Big Brother in Okaloosa County and this charity is something he sees making a tremendous impact in the lives of children across our state and nation.

When you support BBBS, you invest in a child's future and change lives.

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The Six Gap Century Ride is one of the most challenging ultra endurance events in the Southeast United States. Based in Dahlonega, GA and winding through the peaks that begin the Appalachian Mountain Range, Six Gap is a grueling 103.8-mile ride during which cyclists climb over 11,000 feet in elevation conquering six mountain gaps.

This year, as we subject ourselves to the physical and mental challenges of Six Gap, we're asking you to join us in making a difference for thousands of kids across Northwest Florida through BBBS.  Established in 1989, BBBS of NWFL provides one to one mentoring services for children in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for BBBS of NWFL to help this tremendous organization serve even more children in the Panhandle. 

We'd like to thank our generous sponsors including On 3 Public Relations, American Consulting Professionals , and the HeRSTORY Museum for their contributions and support.

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.


Shane & McKinley


On 3 Public Relations:  On 3 Public Relations (On3PR) is a full-service communications firm providing comprehensive strategies for internal and external communication for local, state and federal associations, businesses, civic, community, government and non-profits; including political campaigns, issue referenda, initiatives, issue management, crisis management and grassroots/grasstops advocacy programs.

Whether unveiling a product, issue or campaign, without a complete and thorough internal and external plan of action, the effort is doomed to fail. Don’t let your organization fall short. On3PR is able to assist you and your team in identifying those supporters, and most importantly, to help educate those who have not yet decided – or are potential opponents.

On3PR Twitter: https://twitter.com/On3_PR  
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On3PR Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/on3pr/?hl=en 

The HeRSTORY Museum: Every day across America, female athletes are achieving incredible accomplishments, breaking glass ceilings, serving as role models and community leaders, and making a difference.

It’s time we tell their stories.

The HeRSTORY virtual museum is dedicated to women past, present, and future who have committed their lives to competitive athletics and who understand that playing the game is just one element of being an athlete and a leader.

HeRSTORY is a project committed to highlighting the accomplishments and history of women-athlete trailblazers, the importance and evolution of Title IX, and the critical milestones which have come to define female athletics and now serve to empower future generations.

HeRSTORY Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/get_herstory/ 
HeRSTORY Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Getherstory-327506637878631/?ref=page_internal 

American Consulting Professionals: American Consulting Professionals (ACP) specializes in planning, design and construction engineering and inspection of transportation facilities, with locations in the south and midwest regions. Public agencies represent 98% of American's workload. ACP strives to find innovative solutions for complex transportation projects. American’s emphasis is on value and superior service and is regarded with the utmost integrity and importance. ACP has established relationships and a keen understanding of the needs and requirements of federal, state and local governments.

ACP Twitter: http://twitter.com/ACP_Eng 
ACP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanConsultingEngineers 
ACP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acp_eng/

More information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida: http://www.bbbsnwfl.org/ 

More information about the Six Gap Century Ride: https://www.6gap.com/ 

Follow Shane and McKinley as they train for the Six Gap Century Ride!

Follow McKinley's training: https://www.strava.com/athletes/26414423 

Follow Shane's training: https://www.strava.com/athletes/5238884?oq=shane
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Fundraising team: Six Gap Century for BBBS of NWFL (2)

McKinley Lewis
Raised $4,005 from 15 donations
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida Inc
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Shane Lewis
Team member
Raised $759 from 11 donations

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