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Brad Simms Meets The Troops

BMX street pro Brad Simms didn't know what he was getting himself into when he checked his Facebook account in May. Two months later, he was on a plane destined for Iraq and Kuwait to meet the troops.

Updated: July 27, 2009, 1:25 PM ET
By Brian Tunney | ESPN Action Sports

Hoffman Bikes' Brad Simms didn't know what he was getting himself into when he checked his Facebook account in May. In his inbox, a message from Nicole Burdett of Pro Sports MVP, asking Brad if he would be interested in traveling to Kuwait and Iraq to meet with the U.S. military. Never one to say no to a fresh travel opportunity, Brad agreed to the trip. Thinking back, Simms is quick to credit his online accessibility for the opportunity: "I always tell people to actually check their ...

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