Valley man biking and running to raise money for 100 Club
PEORIA, Ariz. -
A valley man will travel 100 miles to help raise money for the 100 Club of Arizona.
Tim Kane's journey began at the Peoria Fire Department's Station No. 195 at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. He'll trek 85 miles via U.S. 60 and AZ-89 to the roadside memorial, honoring the fallen members of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots in Yarnell. Then he'll run another 15 miles to Fire Station No. 7 in Prescott.
He hopes to raise $25,000 for the 100 Club's scholarship fund.
Kane, a Military Enrollment Counselor for Grand Canyon University, wanted to benefit the Scholarship Program because of his passion for higher education. "I believe an education is the greatest gift you can give a child," he said. "The [100 Club's] Scholarship Program is providing this gift to the immediate families of Arizona's everyday heroes, which is truly an amazing thing."
For the 2013-2014 school year, 111 scholarships totaling more than $320,000 are being presented at the 7th Annual Jason Schechterle Scholarship Ball on September 28 at the Arizona Grand Resort.