‘After the Whistle’ – Harrison Barnes, Woodbridge

'After the Whistle'

MILFORD, De. – ‘After the Whistle’ returns this week featuring one of the most prominent names on the Eastern Shore. Harrison Barnes, a 2019 graduate from Woodbridge High School, started an organization called ‘Gear Up’ to help those with disabilities learn how to ride BMX bikes.

This summer, ‘Gear Up’ propelled to unchartered waters after Harrison was named a finalist for the inaugural, Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award which was to be presented at the 2019 ESPY awards in Los Angeles.

So Harrison took ‘Gear Up’ out west. Meeting several famous celebrities, snapping photographs with fans; all while promoting the organization that started it all.

To date, ‘Gear Up’ has reached 4,500 kids in four different countries. Harrison however will leave for Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina this fall but that doesn’t mean ‘Gear Up’ will fall on the back burner. The organization will continue to grow and succeed, with Harrison watching from afar.

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