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UF student’s dad to run for the arts

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Many parents are upset about cuts being made to school art programs but one Florida parent is taking a step towards saving the arts in these schools. At 53 years old, Steve Wheeler will run an Ultra marathon beginning tomorrow to raise funds for the arts. Wheeler credits his daughter’s art teachers for leading her to her recent graduation from the University of Florida’s School of Architecture. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with the proud dad about running 110 miles along the course of his daughter’s schools from Altamonte Springs to Gainesville. 

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