As many of you know, on April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes came through the state of Alabama, killing hundreds of people while also destroying neighborhoods and homes. When devastation happens, many do not know what to do or how to help.

However, sometimes celebrities and public figures can start a movement and help to make a difference. 

Bo Jackson, former Auburn football player, has made it his mission to help his home state and decided to make the difference. Jackson embarked on a five-day bike ride across the state of Alabama. In doing so, he has affected and uplifted the lives of many affected by the devastation that occurred back in 2011. 

Bo Bikes Bama is coming up on April 28. The event starts and ends at the Auburn Arena. Hundreds of people will bike across Alabama to honor the ones who lost their lives because of the tornadoes. This charity event raises money for the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund, which provides crucial disaster preparedness and emergency management resources for Alabama. 

The commitment that Bo Jackson and many others put in to help bring awareness as well as hope to Alabama communities is incredible. Having a sports legend like Bo Jackson give back to his home state is the spark that will ignite a movement and tradition. Go out and support this event by hopping on a bike or volunteering the day of the ride!

Courtney Schell

Auburn resident

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