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Cell Phone Recycling Program to Assist World T.E.A.M. Sports’ 2012 Sea to Shining Sea Cross-Country Ride

By Richard Rhinehart

Rory McCarthy 2010 Sea to Shining Sea Ride

Rory McCarthy on the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea Ride. Photograph copyright 2010, Van Brinson.

Holbrook, New York, April 16, 2012 – Twenty wounded warriors from America’s military will undertake a cross-country journey by bicycle, recumbent and hand cycle this summer as participants in World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Sea to Shining Sea ride. Sponsored by State Farm, the nearly 4,000 mile ride will pass through cities and small communities in 14 states from coast to coast following departure from San Francisco May 28.

To support this dramatic cross-country journey by disabled veterans, World T.E.A.M. Sports has partnered with Recycle for People to collect unwanted used cell phones, particularly old smartphones, including i Phones, Android and BlackBerrys. For each phone donated, a contribution to World T.E.A.M. Sports will be made. Through the program’s unique website, interested persons can complete an online prepaid mailing label for submitting their unwanted phones. Each returned phone will help support the non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports and its many inclusive events for disabled and able-bodied participants. Selected locations along the Sea to Shining Sea cross-country route will also accept cell phones for recycling, helping to protect our environment.

World TEAM Sports Cell Phone Site

Recycle for People's World TEAM Sports cell phone recycling site.

The 2012 Sea to Shining Sea ride, ending in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 28, is supported through sponsorships by State Farm, American Portfolios, MWV, Dominion Electric, the Semper Fi Foundation, the USO, the Bank of New York – Pershing, General Electric, General Motors, Brown Shoes, Energizer, Altria, Enersys, Occidental Petroleum, Magaschoni Apparel, Vedder Price, the El Pomar Foundation and George Puskar.

For further information about the Sea to Shining Sea ride, visit World T.E.A.M. Sportsofficial 2012 ride website.