On the morning of Thursday, June 23, 2011, Luigi “Lou” Borda took off on a journey of 100 miles as he runs to Harrisburg in the hopes of bringing attention to the importance of public education and the massive budget cuts it faces.
Luigi stated at his press event Thursday morning:
"In order to draw attention to the importance of public education for our children, our communities, our economy and the future of the entire Commonwealth."
"I am a teacher, a parent and a runner and I want to combine the three to get people informed and involved," explains Borda.
Luigi will be running for the next four days with the goal of ending his journey Monday at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. Supporters are urged to come see him run. Updates on his progress can posted on Twitter (#LuigiRuns). Stay tuned....