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24 Hours of Ken Locke Begins Tonight

Posted: Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 6:24 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

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Knoxville native Bryan Schlotterback will cap off his three year journey raising money for the historic Ken Locke Stadium with a 24 run this week. Schlotterback has ran more than 255 miles in the past two years for the SOS project and this year the event will show off the structure he runs to support as he will run around the football field at the Ken Locke Stadium for 24 consecutive hours. Schlotterback says he started the annual runs to give back to the community that inspired him.

The past two years, Schlotterback’s events have raised nearly $12,000 for improvements to the Ken Locke Stadium and while he’s proud of those numbers, Bryan says the biggest reward cannot be measured by a dollar figure. He says the biggest thing that has come of this journey is the fact that kids in the community are inspired to go out and make a difference

24 Hours for Ken Lock will begin at 7pm and continue until just before kick off of the Knoxville Panthers vs. Newton football game tomorrow night. He is collecting donations for the project and supporters can pledge per mile, through a one time donation or by running 4 miles with him for $20. Those who would like to donate can call Bryan at 515-867-4247.