Updated: World Cup 2014 – Group B: This Dutch Fan and His Truck Are Awesome

12 Jun


Now this is dedication: Ben Oude Kamphuis has driven from San Francisco to Brazil to see the Netherlands play in the World Cup. You can read the full story here.

– -Katie Ann

UPDATED: I’ve updated the CBS story link but I found a terrific bit on him in Sports Illustrated. Turns out it’s been taking him so long because he’s been stopping along the way to volunteer and speak in schools about sport as a way to combat racism and discrimination. He’s a pretty cool guy. He works with disabled children and adults in a city gardening program back home in San Francisco. The children he works with are the ones who painted Nellie to get her ready for the trip. I’m so glad the link broke! I was able to find out much more about him.

– Lozil

 

8 Responses to “Updated: World Cup 2014 – Group B: This Dutch Fan and His Truck Are Awesome”

  1. kfunk22 June 13, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    i love stories like this – good ol’ nellie! what a trip that must have been.
    ps – the link is broken.

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 13, 2014 at 10:30 am #

      Thanks! I fixed the link and in the process found out a ton more about him. Check it out!

      • kfunk22 June 13, 2014 at 10:49 am #

        awesome! and the best part? that he traveled most of the way at a top speed of 10 mph. that’s mind-blowing.

  2. Junior - MADRIDISTA For Life June 13, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    I’m a fan of football but I gotta say I am not as dedicated as that guy is. Hats off to him and Nellie. Lol…

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 13, 2014 at 10:31 am #

      I added a couple of links about him that really tell the breadth of his journey. He’s been volunteering in schools along the way. He’s a fascinating guy!

  3. Katie Ann June 13, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    Oh, nice! Thanks for the update!

  4. jellyace June 14, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    That’s passion!

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