Black Positive People : "Bo Bikes Bama"

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    Positive Black Male News: Bo Jackson finishes 300-mile tornado relief ride

    Posted on May 7, 2012 by theblackmancan

    [​IMG]TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bo Jackson’s 300-mile bike ride across Alabama ended Saturday in Tuscaloosa, with the Heisman Trophy winner having raised more than $413,000 so far to help victims of last spring’s tornado outbreaks.

    The ride — dubbed “Bo Bikes Bama” — crossed the finish line in Tuscaloosa around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The ride passed through some of the communities hit hardest by more than 60 twisters that destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and killed about 250 people on April 27, 2011. In Tuscaloosa, more than 50 deaths were blamed on a tornado.
    Hundreds joined Jackson for the ride, including celebrities such as Lance Armstrong, former major leaguer Ken Griffey Jr. and NBA star Scottie Pippen. Riders could join Jackson for $200 a day. Each of the five bikes he rode will be auctioned.

    Todd Stacy of the Alabama House Speaker’s staff said Saturday evening that donations were still coming in for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, which was set up to help tornado victims. Jackson had set a goal of raising $1 million.....http://theblackmancan.org/?p=2967
     
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