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What do you get when two NHL'ers, two NFL fullbacks, a snowboarder, a Tennis pro, a pro racer, and three Olympians spend an afternoon on a boat together in the Gulf of Mexico?

Environmental enlightenment?

A few years ago, you may not have expected that answer. In fact, fans of the Minnesota Vikings still probably expected to see something like this come up. On Tuesday though, former New York Rangers goalie Mike Richter and a host of others spent the afternoon touring the BP Oil Spill to truly understand what was happening.

The understanding they came away with, was that something about the way people live their lives needed to change. Immediately.

"The whole experience was enlightening, educational, and saddening" reflected former-Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike Alstott who brought his son Griffin, an avid fisherman, along for the educational journey. "I'm frightened to think of the long-term effects."

Loree Smith, a Hammer Thrower from the United States 2008 Olympic team said she was"devastated and very sad to see what's happened. It's our clean energy wake-...

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