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Ole's Rollerblading trek featured in local media

By Kari VanDerVeen
June 29, 2010

Chris Lomen '10 tells local NBC affiliate KARE 11 that he hopes his 4,000-mile Rollerblading journey across the country will raise enough money to rebuild as many as 10 schools devastated by the January earthquake in Haiti.

His ambitious goal also caught the attention of local ABC affiliate KSTP, which notes that Lomen spent six months planning his trip. Star Tribune sports columnist Michael Russo also picked up on Lomen's story, as did the White Bear Press and the Huffington Post.

Lomen, founder of the nonprofit Rolling to Rebuild, is aiming to raise $100,000 for Outreach International through his trek, which will take him south to St. Louis, northeast to Maine, and then back south to Key West.

Contact Kari VanDerVeen at 507-786-3970 or