Jessica Woodley, Bria Robinson, Kara Edgil, Anna Smith, Kristie Robertson and Rashad Pendleton
WHS Interact Club students volunteered at Bo Bikes Bama on Saturday April 27. Interact Sponsor Coach Jordan.
On the second anniversary of the deadly April 27, 2011 tornadoes, two-sport legend Bo Jackson led a one-day charity bike ride through Cordova, Alabama to continue his mission to raise $1 million for tornado recovery. Participants had the option to join Bo for a 20-mile or 60-mile route through the town.
Bo Bikes Bama was created by Bo in 2011 with the help of Trek, Nike and Capital Sports, & Entertainment to address unmet recovery needs faced by Alabamians. The inaugural event attracted hundreds of cyclists, from as far away as Canada, to New Jersey and California. Over the course of five days, Bo and sports icons like Ken Griffey Jr., Scottie Pippin, and Picabo Street, rode through some of the most devastated areas of Alabama, crossing the finish line in Tuscaloosa.
To date, Bo Bikes Bama has raised more than $600,000 for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, which was established by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley immediately following the devastating April 2011 storms. 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.