‘Buckle Up for Bobby’ promotes seatbelt use, hosts 5K run

Buckle Up for Bobby, a nonprofit, was established in 2012 after the deaths of Bobby Rogers, 16, and a classmate, Tiffany Walters, 17, in a car crash in the foothills near Boise. One other student was seriously injured in the crash, another walked away unscathed. None of the four was wearing a seatbelt.

The Buckle Up group has advocated for seatbelt use through special events.

The public can learn more about the group and its work at the Bobbystrong 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 3 in Tully Park, 2500 N. Linder Rd. in Meridian.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The run is at 10 a.m.

The run takes place on Bobby Rogers’ birthday. Runners are invited to wear birthday-related clothes or (family-friendly) costumes.

A speaker, author Joan Endicott will present the Bobby Rogers & Tiffany Walters Memorial Scholarship to 10 recipients during the event.

The cost is $10 to participate in the run walk event. Kids under 12 are free.

To pre-register visit www.buckleupforbobby.com.

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