Ricardo Almeida paddles around NYC for Autism awareness

source: graciemag.com

Black belt and UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida paddled around the island of Manhattan this Friday. He took part in the Sea Paddle event for the second time, an initiative in New York City created to raise money and awareness about autism and environmental issues.

Ricardo and his brother Flavio Almeida completed the course in over six hours.

Big Dog wrote about the experience: “Some days you just have to dig deep into your soul to find out what you are truly made of and what you are all about. Luckily today I had my brother Flavio Almeida by my side and many of you on my corner.”

For more information check out seapaddlenyc.org

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SamboMMA site profile image  

8/13/11 2:37 PM by SamboMMA


Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

8/13/11 2:02 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

Awesome work Big Dog! True humanitarian.

goku site profile image  

8/13/11 2:01 PM by goku

Big dog

MonsterBalls site profile image  

8/13/11 1:02 PM by MonsterBalls

Kudos to the Big Dog for doing this. Good rep for our sport.

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8/13/11 1:02 PM by MonsterBalls


Ghost of That Feel site profile image  

8/13/11 12:15 PM by Ghost of That Feel

They could have just printed out some DarkReflection posts and given them out to passers-by.

Dawkins site profile image  

8/13/11 12:00 PM by Dawkins

Fix the spelling in the title. Awareness ;-)I can't spell for shit, but on the main site words should be spelled right. Awesome video. I can think of 4 of my friends who have a child with autism. Same with children with Asperger's.

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8/13/11 11:31 AM by Brett Rogers High Kick WTF II

 He was a great fighter, and an even better person. I wish him and his family the best. TTT for Big Dog