(Henagar, AL.) --Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson and nearly 100 riders have started their five-day, 300 mile bicycle ride across Alabama to raise money and awareness for tornado relief.
Dressed in his bikers garb, plus a black skull cap to protect his clean shave head, the former Auburn running back was cheered on by a large crowd in Henagar early Tuesday. Celebrity riders include Major League Outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr and retired NBA star Scottie Pippin. All of the riders have taken a pledge with Bo Jackson to help those hit hard by killer tornadoes last April. Organizers say the ride started in Dekalb County, where more than 30 people died that day. The ride ends Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Bo Jackson hopes to raise $1 million dollars for Governor John Bentley's relief fund.
I can't wait for my opportunity to reconnect with my friend and cheer him on with this heartwarming effort. Come on Alabama join me in not only wishing Bo well, but in helping those who lost everything to the killer storms. Please click onto the link below and donate to Bo Bike's Bama.
Click Here: Bo Bike's Bama Website
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