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Grab Your Capes and Go on a Hero Hike for Veterans

Grab Your Capes and Go on a Hero Hike for Veterans

Don those capes and strap on those hiking boots (or tennis shoes) because Black Kids Adventures, Inc. and Thrive Alabama are hosting a Hero Hike November 6 and you’re not going to want to miss it! The free event will feature giveaways and a guided hike down Certain Trail at Blevins Nature Preserve.

What’s a Hero Hike?

 

The Hero Hike is a family-friendly trek to honor veterans. The hike will take place in Blevins Nature Preserve and will be led by Will “Akuna” Robinson, a combat veteran and Merrell-sponsored athlete. Robinson is also the first African American man to complete the Triple Crown of hiking. Learn more about Robinson and the Triple Crown in the video above.

In addition to joining the hike, participants are invited to bring snack-food donations for the Floyd E. “Tutt” Fann State Veterans Home. Donations can include: full-sized candy bars, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, variety packs of potato chips, mini cans of soda, & more.


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From the Mouth of a Child

Zenovia Stephens and her family are no strangers to being on the trail. In fact, it’s such a favorite past time of the family that their oldest son came up with the idea for a Hero Hike when he was just 8 years old.

“In March we were sitting around as a family discussing ideas for Black Kids Adventures for this year and he blurted out ‘let’s do a Hero Hike.’ When I asked him what it was, he explained that it was a hike to honor Veterans and all they’ve done for us. He said he felt they were heroes! It was that moment I named him Creative Director in Training and announced this hike would be coming in November,” Stephens said.

Stephens said making the event happen was a no brainer. Known for actively involving her family in their adventures she uses these moments to empower her children.

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“As parents, it’s always important to listen to the dreams and ideas of our children and do our part in helping actualize them. I wanted all my boys to know we value their thoughts and input and that they can achieve anything they put their minds to. I also found it incredibly honorable that a child felt so strongly about the efforts and sacrifices of Veterans and wanted to create an entire event in their honor.”


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Hero Hike Details

Date: Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. – Noon
Location: Blevins Gap Preserve (map)
Cost: FREE, but registration is recommended.
More Info: Facebook


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