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A.Skate wins $50,000 from Pepsi

Originally Published: October 5, 2011
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

The healing power of action sports got a big shot in the arm over the weekend as a small nonprofit group that helps autistic children through skateboarding won $50,000 in a charity contest funded by one of the biggest soft drink companies in the world.

At midnight on September 30, as text and online voting came to a close during the Pepsi Refresh Project, Crys Worley, 29, and her A.Skate Foundation finished among the top 10 finalists in the $50,000 category, the project's richest ...

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