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Bo Jackson kicks off 'Bo Bikes Bama' campaign for storm victims

Bo Jackson will ride 300 miles across the state on a bike through the hardest hit areas from the April 27th storms. Bo Jackson will ride 300 miles across the state on a bike through the hardest hit areas from the April 27th storms.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Former Auburn football player Bo Jackson is coming to north Alabama to kick off a major fundraiser for victims of the April 27th tornadoes.

The former Auburn star spent the day in Alabama prepping for a big ride through some of the hardest hit areas.

Jackson will ride 300 miles across the state on a bike through the hardest hit areas from last year's storms. He'll get started in Henagar before arriving here in Marshall County at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge Tuesday afternoon. 

Jackson will be accompanied by several other heavy hitters in the athletic world are also going to be here.

It's not just Auburn fans excited over Jackson's arrival but an entire community because he's hoping to raise a million dollars for tornado relief as part of the "Bo Bikes Bama Fundraising Campaign."

"Two years in a row Marshall County has been hit. The second time was even worse than the first time so it's going to benefit them also," said Lisa Socha from the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Local officials are organizing a fundraising reception for the public in the lodge ballroom to welcome Jackson and some of his special guests.

"Bo Jackson will be coming in to address the group and he also has other celebrity athletes that will be joining him such as Ken Griffey, Jr.," said Sandy Tesney with Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge.

Other former Auburn athletes are also expected in attendance to help with the fundraising effort.

Local officials just hope there will be plenty of people outside to welcome Jackson to Marshall County.

The public is invited to attend the reception at 5 p.m.

Tickets to the reception are $50 each and are available at any Marshall County Chamber of Commerce office or by calling the state park lodge at (256) 571-5440.

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