Local Leaders 'Locked Up' for Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser
GAINESVILLE - It was jailhouse blues for dozens of community leaders in Alachua County who found themselves behind bars Thursday...but for all the right reasons.
Gainesville Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Tim Hayes was just among 70 community members who were arrested and booked into a makeshift jail.
The Gainesville Executive Lock-Up event was a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The jailbirds were taken to their "cells" where they texted, facebooked and made phone calls to raise money for their bail.
Haye's bail was set at $4,000. He said thanks to friends, family and colleagues, he was able to raise a little more than 10 percent of that.
More than $38,000 was raised at the fundraiser.
That money will help provide support for MDA support group sessions, repairs of wheelchairs and leg braces, and scholarships for MDA Summer Camp.
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