4000 miles in 62 days, across 11 states
Mike Coleman Salem Oregon:
Mike, a Vietnam War Veteran, who served as an Army Aviation Crew Chief, on a "Huey" during 1968 - 1969, lives in Salem Oregon and is the Race Secretary for the Foothills Invitational RPC.
As the first leg of the Cross Country Relay, Mike will drive his birds to the starting point in Vancouver, Washington (about 59 airline miles) and release his team for the relay.
Mike has chosen for his release point, the Clark County Veterans War Memorial, in Vancouver, Washington. You can see photos of the memorial, here:
When his birds arrive home, he will release the birds from Russ Codd, in Grants Pass, Oregon, which will fly the second leg of the cross country relay.
The Cross Country relay team, is a motley crew of young to old, active to semi-retired from racing, pigeon fanciers, who are just excited for the opportunity to create good publicity for our sport and raise funds for our wounded warriors.
If you would like to donate, you can go to the below link:
If you would like to set up your own sub-fund raiser page, to keep track of how much money your or your club members or family raised, you can go to the below link and click the "Start Fundraising" button. When you set up your own fundraising page within our cross country relay, you get all the social networking tools to broadcast your fund raiser on Facebook, and other social networking services.