Jim Jaggers may be injured, but Go Jim Go will go on
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — We’re sad to tell you our Jim Jaggers is injured, but happy to tell you the Go Jim Go ride will go forward.
Each year, Jim rides at least 333 miles to raise money for the kids at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
In recent months, Jim has been working out and doing practice rides.
Today, we learned Jim has a knee injury and has been told riding the entire 333 miles is not a good idea.
Jim hates being taken off the bike seat but he says the most important thing to him is helping the children of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
And he doesn’t want to disappoint the parents, teachers, and students across the Mid-South who are looking forward to seeing him on this year’s ride, which begins this Wednesday.
As he always does, he wants to thank them personally for their fundraising efforts.
For the first time ever, Jim will not ride the entire way, but he won’t miss a stop either.
He will ride in the Go Jim Go caravan’s motorhome between stops.
He plans to hop out just before arriving at each school and ride his bike along the line of children greeting him.
Just as he would normally do, Jim will shoot a video at each school accepting a donation or pledge on behalf of Le Bonheur.
Afterwards, he’ll get back on the RV and ride to the next stop.
Jim’s core cyclists, who’ve been with him for all ten years of the project, will be riding their bikes as usual for the full 333 mile ride.
The entire Go Jim Go team is excited to get back on the streets and highways of the Mid-South once again.
They’re fully committed to making this the year Go Jim Go surpasses $2 million in donations for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
Thank you to everyone who has helped this far and will continue to make Go Jim Go a success.
Go here to learn more about Go Jim Go and to donate.