It was a weekend all about fast… cars. But Bo Jackson wants to talk bikes. In particular, he want to talk about his bike riding tornado relief charity. The perfect conversation starter has to be Bo's logo. It found a prime spot on an Indy car.
"That's powerful because I know I got mine on for a charity. Everyone else's on that car had to pay a whole lot of dough to get there," said Jackson.
The Heisman winner hopes this will bring more attention to Bo Bikes Bama.
"The more people that can see it hopefully the more will donate," said Jackson.
Bo wants to use the money to take on his newest interest: community storm shelters. Last year, Jackson led a cycling entourage on a charity bike tour around our state, raising $600,000 for the governor's emergency relief fund. The money was used to help families and individuals impacted by the April 27th tornados.
"As I get older, I find it important to come back and do for people who have supported me," said Jackson.
The relief fund has also built 8 community storm shelters across the state since April 27th 2011. It is an area Bo now wants to put his efforts behind.
"I'm not looking to raise a boat load of money. Looking to raise enough annually to build 2 to 3 community tornado shelters," said Jackson.
Bo says he will not stop biking until this state is built back even better.
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