Weatherford in town for 3rd Rush the Punter

By Kyle Inskeep

Published 04/27 2014 12:27AM

Updated 04/27 2014 01:25AM

A familiar and famous face is in Terre Haute this weekend.

Terre Haute native Steve weatherford held his annual Rush the Punter Saturday. The run took place at Fairbanks Park.

This was the third year for the 5K race and one mile fun run.

Organizers say community support for the event grows each year. Its a fundraiser for the Success by Six program in the Vigo County schools; a cause that is near to Weatherford's heart.

I"m not so far removed from being that kid and sitting in the same seats they do in school and having hopes and dreams and passions. This city and community has done so much for me as far as facilitating my energies into something positive and it's a no brainer for me to come back here and share with the kids and help motive them," says Weatherford.

He interacted a lot with the kids and let them try on his Superbowl ring.

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