Many of you have been asking about Stephen Murray’s new Stay Strong Links from the Link Foundation.. After only being available at Stephen’s home in Riverside, CA, they have now finally arrived in Minnesota, and we will have about 20 of them available this weekend for a $10 donation to the Link Foundation, half of which goes to Stephen Murray’s “Stay Strong” fundraiser brand.
Who is Stephen Murray ? Stephen Murray moved the U.S. from Great Britain with a dream of riding & competing with the best athletes in the sport. His goals set high, to achieve what no one had yet accomplished. He did just that, winning back to back Gold Medals at the X Games & Gravity Games. He would continue on winning numerous titles & medals throughout his professional BMX career. June 22, 2007 marked a day that the Action Sports World will remember for a life time. A day that has forever changed the life of three times U.S. Gold Medalist Stephen Murray. In the midst of doing a double back-flip, Stephen crashed while competing in the BMX Dirt Finals at the Dew Actions Sports Tour, in Baltimore. It was quoted as being “one of the worst crashes seen in BMX” one that would ultimately be career ending, for this incredibility talented, 27 year old athlete. Stephen fought his way to the top of his sport; he would fight to breath, to stay alive. He continues his fight today; to one day hold his children & one day walk again.
These are simple bracelets made from recycled BMX bike chains, created by a Non-Profit Organization partner of ours in town called the Link Foundation. The interesting part about these bracelets, is that our members at The Factory break the chains that these links come from, and then our neighbors at The Factory doing professional powdercoat work who color the links. From there the SS logo is hand painted and hand assembled. A small symbol that we are all connected.
Pictured above is a photo that TCFF co-founder Dustin Grice took of pro BMX rider & VH1’s “X-Life” TV show star Cory “Nasty” Nastazio while rockin his new Stay Strong Link earlier this year in England. And now you have a chance to get yours in Minnesota.
For more information about the Link Foundation, please check out their website where you can also order Stay Strong Links, and more links such at The Pink Link breast cancer bracelet, online at http://linksupport.org/?cat=32
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