Lance Armstrong attending Springfield fundraiser -

Lance Armstrong attending Springfield fundraiser

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Cyclist Lance Armstrong is scheduled to attend a Springfield fundraising event next month.  

Armstrong has been named guest of honor for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield's fundraiser on April 12.  

Pat Gartland, executive director of the clubs, said getting Armstrong to speak at the event was thanks to Larry O'Reilly, an avid bicyclist and retired president and CEO of O'Reilly Automotive.  

Armstrong is best known for winning the Tour de France a record seven times.  

The Springfield News-Leader reports that this will be the 15th year Boys & Girls Clubs has held the sports-focused fundraiser. The event nets more than $100,000 for the three Boys & Girls Clubs units.  

Last year, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees attended.  

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