DARBY, Pa. (AP) – A chance meeting during an Uber ride spawned a crowdfunding campaign to send a father to Brazil to see his son compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
WCAU-TV reports that Ellis Hill’s son, Darrell, is competing in the shot put for the U.S. Olympic track and field team.READ MORE: Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance Applications Available March 15
The Delaware County, Pennsylvania, man is an Uber driver in his retirement and was driving Liz Willock and mentioned the good news but said he couldn’t afford to go.
Willock said she works for a global concierge service with contacts in Brazil. She set up a GoFundMe account that by midday Sunday had topped its $7,500 goal.READ MORE: Allegheny County Awarded $21.8M Grant To Help Reduce Homelessness
Hill said he’s getting his passport and preparing to see his son compete. He said “It’s big, man, and I’m very proud.”Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Outlines Plans To Step Down
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