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Ken Griffey Jr. Participates In Bike Ride For Tornado Relief In Alabama

Some athletes make you proud that they blessed your city with their talents because of how they were when they played and how they carried themselves well after.

Ken Griffey Jr. is one of those athletes.

Griffey Jr., along with former football/baseball star Bo Jackson and basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, have started their five-day, 300-mile ride across Alabama to raise money for tornado relief in the state.

Jackson, who won the Heisman Trophy while playing for the Auburn Tigers, is leading the way as he is hoping to raise $1 million for the governor's relief fund.

The ride started in DeKalb County and will go through communities damaged by tornadoes a year ago. More than 30 people died in Dekalb on April 27, 2011.

Seeing former athletes like Griffey Jr., Jackson and Pippen use their names and their time for such an endeavor is definitely a great sight to see. Plenty of athletes do these things behind closed doors with no recognition. Great to see a little come their way.