Check out the story by in this morning’s Times-Dispatch about local middle schooler and avid kayaker Nathaniel Milligan. It’s a story that deserves a wider audience.
Milligan, a seventh grader at Richmond’s Albert H. Hill Middle School, has organized a series of kayak races this Saturday on the James River as a fundraiser for his and other Richmond Public Schools. You can find more details (and register) at the event’s Facebook page.
T-D reporter Justin Mattingly writes that Milligan has launched similar fundraisers in years past for his birthday, usually asking people to bring canned goods that he can donate to local food banks. But, “now he wants to combine his hobbies of kayaking and charity…”
His “Kayak for a Cause” event will take place at the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, and, in addition to raising money for RPS, participants are asked to bring canned goods.
Click here to read the T-D article. It’s a cool story about a local kid with a built-in sense of altruism beyond his years.