Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) – You may be curious why a group of seven would walk twenty miles from Cloquet to Duluth with windshields reaching twenty below this morning.
The reason is simple – to raise money for the Boys and Girls club of the Northland. The group raises money every year for the club, but this is the first time they have walked twenty miles in less than ten hours for the cause.
They began their trek at seven this morning and finished a little after three this afternoon.
The group collected donations along their walk, but are also asking for donations online and by mail.
"Children around here, especially if they have nowhere else to go after school, this is the most important place that this community has for them. The first thing they ask them when they get there is 'are you hungry?' The frost on my beard is no deterrent at all; we are having tons of fun. We are determined," one of the walkers, Justin Michaels, said.
The Boys and Girls Club's ultimate goal is to raise $25,000 for their programs. The club offers children a safe place, positive relationships and help with homework.