From Four Seasons Total Landscaping To Four Seasons Hotel, Sunday’s ‘Fraud Street Run’ Raises Money For Philabundance – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A botched press conference by President Donald Trump’s legal team outside of a landscaping company instead of a luxury hotel earlier this month resulted in Philadelphia’s sense of humor taking shape on Sunday morning. The runners ran from northeast Philadelphia to Center City in what the organizers called the “Fraud Street Run”.
“Runners, we’re a fun bunch and we like to do some fun things,” said Melissa Kohn.
Philly uses his sense of humor to raise over $ 53,000 for @Philabundance #FraudStreetRun https://t.co/ngKN21o6Oy
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Runners also like to make fun of certain situations. That was the genesis behind the “Fraud Street Run”.
“We said it was a stupid situation, let’s make it a little dumber and a little more fun,” said Jeff Lyons, the run organizer.
The situation he is referring to is the press conference the President’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping earlier this month when President-elect Joe Biden was named the 2020 presidential election winner.
It is believed that Giuliani was planning the press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Center City. On Sunday morning, the runners ran the 11 miles from northeast Philadelphia to Center City.
“Making a joke out of it is the best you can do with it,” said Patrick Rumaker.
The run was not approved and runners were asked to donate to Philabundance. They helped raise over $ 53,000 for nonprofits that help the hungry.
“People just wanted to donate money and help and have fun, and I can’t thank them enough,” Lyons said.
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