Forrest Gump’s motivation for running across country was simple.

He just felt like it.

Luke Bielawski loves golf. He also loves philanthropy.

In October, Bielawski was looking to find a way to combine his two passions. He was having trouble coming up with a new, unique idea, though.

“Then,” Bielawski said, “one day I was watching Forrest Gump and it just hit me — why not golf across the entire country?”

So the idea for “From Tee to Shining Tee”, a cross-country fundraising and awareness event, was born.

Bielawski began his 3,000-mile, 110-day journey in Ventura, Calif., with the goal of hitting a golf ball along country roads from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Twenty five days into his journey, Bielawski made a stop in Tucson. He spent Friday talking to students at San Miguel High School.

Read more about Bielawski in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.