Two friends on 60-Mile Trek from Philadelphia to Atlantic City to raise money for We Love Philly Project ownership – CBS Philly

HAMMONTON, NJ (CBS) – Two friends are on a mission to give back to the next generation, but they do it by walking tens of miles – from Philadelphia to Atlantic City.

“I’ve learned that everything sounds great, great as an idea,” said Carlos Aponte of We Love Philly.

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Implement ambitious plans.

Jason Peters and Aponte hike 60 miles. They started Friday in Center City. Their goal is to get to Atlantic City on Sunday night.

“I feel horrible. I’m not an athlete,” said Peters. “Today I ate two bananas. This is the first banana I’ve had in 20 years.

Peters is the host of the 2100 podcast. Aponte is the executive director of the non-profit We Love Philly.

They travel the 60 miles to raise money for We Love Philly’s Project OwnerSHIP, teaching the city’s youth about business skills.

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“Project ownership is where we’re going to take a shipping container and we’re going to turn it into a little house, then we’re going to find a way for the students to own this little house and then rent it out on Airbnb,” he said. said Aponte.

Their goal is to raise $ 30,000. They say what keeps them through the heatwave, torrential rains and traffic on the White Horse Pike is their mission to help the next generation.

“We’re getting things done and it’s important to use weird solutions to unique problems,” Peters said.

Once in Atlantic City, Eyewitness News asked them how they both plan to get home.

None of them got a response, but they said they weren’t going to work.

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