Sports legend and Alabama native Bo Jackson took a 300-mile trip through his home state to raise money to help rebuild after last year's deadly tornadoes. The trip began Tuesday and ended Saturday on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.
On Friday, the one-year anniversary of the tornadoes, Jackson was joined by Picabo Street, Ken Griffey Jr. and Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. They began their day at Cordova Elementary School in Cordova with Jackson asking schoolchildren to look for coins in their parents' car's ashtray "because every penny helps."
Jackson met with the father and stepmother of a Cordova Middle School student who lost his life a year ago, and whose name is painted on each of the five custom Trek bikes created for Jackson's Alabama ride.
As of Saturday, the 1984 Heisman Trophy winner had raised more than $410,000 for the Alabama Governor's Emergency Relief Fund, with a goal to raise $1 million.Ted Nugent says he's insulted
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"To think that there's a bureaucrat in the United States Army that would consider the use or abuse of First Amendment rights in determining who is going to perform at an Army base is an insult and defiles the sacrifices of those heroes who fought for the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights," Nugent said.