Team Puerto Rico Partners with Global Disaster Outreach
Team Puerto Rico has continued its efforts in making a difference by partnering with Kentucky-based 501c3 charity Global Disaster Outreach.
The very foundation of MXoN’s 2018 Team Puerto Rico was based off of the riders’ desire to help raise funds and provide some relief for the Puerto Rican people who very much still need our support following Hurricane Maria. Travis Pastrana is no stranger to giving back, especially within the moto industry. Now backed by this superstar team that includes Kevin Windham, Ryan Sipes, Coach Ricky Johnson, and countless fans, Pastrana and company are in position to help the island community of Puerto Rico.
Since the announcement of the seemingly fictitious, yet star-studded team, there has been an overwhelming amount of interest and excitement surrounding them and their mission to give back to Puerto Rico. The team held off on announcing where the support would be sent to ensure it would be used to the best effect and make the most impact on the local community. Team Puerto Rico needed to find the perfect partner.
Enter Global Disaster Outreach, the ideal charity for Team Puerto Rico. Just weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Global Disaster Outreach founder and director Ryan Lane was so moved by the devastating images of the countless people in need that he enlisted help from three of his friends, including current GDO vice president Milton Santos, whose family was directly affected by Maria. They opened their checkbooks, loaded up their tools, and headed south to Puerto Rico intent on helping Milton’s family and lending a hand in any way they could.
“To have the support of Global Disaster Outreach is huge. With their help, we can be sure the money we raise will go to use where it is needed most. Their experience on the island will help us make a real difference,” Sipes said on the new partnership with Global Disaster Outreach. “We’re dirt bike riders, not builders, but we all talked and we’re not scared to swing a hammer, hand out food, or do whatever is needed.”
This December, Lane and Global Disaster Outreach will lead Pastrana, Windham, Sipes, and Johnson on a mission to Puerto Rico to put the funds raised to good use.
Team Puerto Rico will be announcing other fundraising initiatives and ways for fans to get involved in the near future. To follow along and to be a part of the efforts, make sure you follow the riders on social media:
Ricky Johnson: Instagram
Global Disaster Outreach: Facebook
Team Puerto Rico is continuing to sell merchandise, with all profits going directly to Global Disaster Outreach. To buy team Puerto Rico gear, head to www.teampuertorico2018.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. If interested, please contact [email protected] with subject heading: To Dov Ribnick — Team PR Sponsorship.