Currently, Jacob is on the longest leg of the trip, Minneapolis to Seattle for the Mariners game at Safeco Field on Friday June 21st at 7:10pm with a goal of raising $10,000 toward the $1 million goal.
On April 3rd Jacob took off from Annapolis to The Nationals game in Washington, DC. Since then he has pedaled north bearing chilly weather yet very warm welcomes at all the major league baseball stadiums throughout the northeast, up to Toronto and across the mid west. Between hilly terrain, freezing rain, and flat tires the adventure is quite a challenge. Jacob is going strong and thrilled to see each stadium and meet new friends along the way. This inspirational young man has touched the hearts of so many.
Along the Ride, Jacob has had the opportunity to meet several baseball players, walk the in-fields, visit batting practice, throw the ceremonial first pitch at two parks, and has been introduced on many of the parks jumbotrons. All of this effort is to raise funds to give others a dream come true with the gift of hearing.
Jacob’s Ride offers several options for the public to show their support. If you would like to join Jacob at a game or purchase a tee shirt please visit the website; www.jacobsride.com. The Seattle Mariners have reserved a block of tickets in section 116 along the first base line. Jacob will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Friday’s game and be introduced to the stadium. Please spread the word to help reach our $10,000 goal for the Seattle area. Donations may be made via website, Facebook page, or simply by texting “Jacob” to 50555 for a $10 contribution (standard message and data rates may apply Terms: mgive.org/t). We strongly encourage and appreciate any social media support. Please find Jacob’s Ride on Facebook, Twitter @Jacobsride2013 and Youtube Jacobsride2013.