Bo Jackson Returns to Alabama to Raise Funds for Tornado Victims

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Bo Jackson introduced 11-year-old Bryce Ferguson as one of the people he is riding for. Ferguson’s parents, Jeremy and Tawnya, and six-year-old sister Emma, were killed in the April 27 tornado that ripped through Henagar. Bryce suffered a skull fracture and a brain stem injury, as well as a broken collarbone, broken arm, and broken fingers. Doctors did not expect him to survive, but he now says “God wasn’t ready for me, and when He’s ready for me, I’ll be ready to go.”

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CORDOVA, Ala. (WHNT) – On Saturday, April 27th, 2013, two-sport legend, Bo Jackson and hundreds of cyclists from across the country will pledge to ride 20 or 60 miles through tornado ravished Cordova, Alabama to help with tornado recovery efforts still needed two years after the deadly tornado outbreak.

With a goal of $1 million dollars, all money will go to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund to aid all who have exhausted other relief sources.

The Fund helps Alabamians who have exhausted all other avenues of disaster relief provided by insurance, government funding and relief organizations. In addition to repairing and rebuilding homes, the Fund has helped build several community storm shelters to protect Alabamians from future storms.

The night before Bo Bikes Bama 2 in Cordova, Bo Jackson will host a silent auction fundraising event at The Westin in downtown Birmingham. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on high-value sports memorabilia, including the five bikes Bo rode during last year’s ride. Bo and many of his celebrity friends will be at the event to speak to the crowd about the importance of the cause.

To register to ride or donate, please visit http://www.bobikesbama.com/index.php/news

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