Student goes extra mile for ALS

By: Joshua Ceballos/News Director


Some dump ice buckets, others flip tires. On Thursday, Sept. 27, junior hospitality management major and brother of Phi Delta Theta Kameron Knowles flipped a 235 pound tire 700 times on the GC Lawns to raise money and awareness for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

“Lou Gehrig’s disease is something that causes your muscles to deteriorate over a period of time, so I wanted to do something that would push my body to its limits so I could walk a mile in their shoes,” said Knowles.

Knowles flipped the tire 700 times on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and the feat had already taken a toll on his body, but he was determined to make the distance of a mile for this cause.

“It’s very strenuous on my body. My legs are really sore, my body is tense, but I’ve been training for this for five months.”


                            Knowles prepares for the event by stretching for over half an hour before his designated time.

Knowles shows his friend, senior international business major Shani Bohbot, the proper method for flipping tires, a common crossfit exercise.

                             Knowles celebrates with his fraternity brothers after the completion of his 700 flip run


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