May 12, 2016

Degroot, Prince Harry, and George W.

Early call time both days and arrived before the sun came up at Disneys wide world of sports. Doing some demos for @invictusorlando
Started by Prince Harry…who walked by our demo today. While watching weight lifting awards George W. Bush walked by me so I tapped his chest and got a handshake and he said “good to see you” in his classic voice.

Track and field was unreal and sitting volleyball as most participants do not have legs. We did not have a strict schedule with demo times and no MC so we had free reign of general public and athlete areas. Each person has their own story and we heard more than a few. Real wild the cards that are dealt, but these people were treated very well and this helped bring smiles. That was our main goal to entertain and talk with people and show them what a BMX bike can do. One solider wanted us to do a trick around him. So we did hitchhikers around him and he had the biggest smile.

Keep in mind there are over 500 competitors from 14 nations competing for gold. Everyone was a winner and the whole crew was exited to participate in this event and many more to come.

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To see video, follow my snapchat chadisradasadad and huge thanks to bmxtrickstars for this opportunity.

-Chad Degroot

May 12, 2016


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