Thursday, April 22, 2010

Parting Shot: Dad Runs 24 Hours To Raise Money For School

A man started a 24-hour run on Thursday morning to raise money for his sons' elementary school, Sacramento television station KCRA reported

A big crowd of students and parents turned out as Greg Bomhoff started a nonstop 125-mile run to benefit Franklin Elementary School.

"These kids right here are my motivation," Bomhoff said as he looked out to a crowd of supporters.

Money raised will go toward the school's physical education program, which is facing massive cuts. Bomhoff, who is doing the run on the school's quarter-mile track, said he was motivated to take on the project after students held a jog-a-thon last year.

"I had no idea it was ever going to become something like this, but I'm really glad it has," Bomhoff said.

Bomhoff has already raised $11,000 and said he hopes to raise much more.

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