The Journey for a Cause effort of Grace College student, Eddie Gill IV, and his friends gained more publicity over the weekend with a story in the Evansville, Ind., Courier and Press on Monday. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
‘Journey for a Cause’: College student boating out of Evansville to promote diversity
EVANSVILLE — As the Black Lives Matter protests heightened during last summer’s nationwide civil unrest, Eddie Gill IV asked himself how he could impact communities he’s involved in.
He’s a lifelong fisherman, adventurer and outdoors enthusiast, so he spends most of his free time on his boat. But being a 20-year-old African American, he said he often receives strange looks when he shares his passion for the outdoors.
That’s why he’s created “Journey for a Cause,” a mission to promote a more diverse and inclusive space within the boating and fishing communities.
Gill will spend the next 10 days boating 700 miles from Evansville to Navarre Beach, Florida. He’ll depart from the Riverfront and Dress Plaza at 10 a.m. Tuesday after teaching fishing to local kids and receiving a formal sendoff.
“The biggest thing for us is trying to bring people together and create a space where everybody feels welcome,” Gill said.
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