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Team BOB riding RAGBRAI to build ball parks


Many of RAGBRAI bicyclists are riding for a cause.

One of the groups we spoke with Thursday was Team Bob.

Bob is an acronym for Build Our Ballpark and is named after Bob Hellman of Hellman and Associates in Waterloo.

Team Bob is working to raise 200,000 dollars for an Iowa-based nonprofit dedicated to building baseball diamonds for lower income neighborhoods.

"We're going through all these small communities and a lot of them don't have the opportunity or even the funding to make ballparks renovated for the youth. So what we want to do is just show this nonprofit organization that we're out here to show everybody else that we care about the communities on the road," said Jason Paulsen, who is one of the team riders.

So far, the team has raised more than 36,000 dollars.

To follow their progress, check out

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