Raising money for families who've lost loved ones in Iraq

Wednesday, August 20th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A group of young adults are putting on some wheels for a good cause. The group from Nevada made a stop in Tulsa, to show off their skating skills.

They are raising money for the families who had loved ones die in the war in Iraq. Xango, a health supplemental company, is sponsoring the group so all the money donated will go directly to the families.

Austin Olson with Skate Across America, "These families that have lost a member in the war go out, the Iraq war, have died for us to be here in the United States and yet everyone's almost doing nothing to help them out. Feels great to help them out because they've done so much for us."

The Xango Skate Team, as they are called started in San Francisco last month, and plan on arriving in New York on September 11th.

If you want to track the team's tour across the country, you can go to www.xango.net.