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Luke Bielawski is hitting golf ball across the entirety of the United States for charity Luke Bielawski is hitting golf ball across the entirety of the United States for charity
FRIERSON, LA (KSLA) -

Luke Bielawski, a 24-year-old Fishers, Indiana resident, is spending the summer striking a golf ball the entirety of the United States. He began from just south of Ventura, California and will finish in Charleston, South Carolina.

Psychologist Steve Maraboli once wrote that "a kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal." Though, it's unclear if Bielawski realizes how much compassion is in his gesture.

"One of my major goals was to find something unique and something that has never been done.  When I was watching 'Forrest Gump' it hit me: 'Why not hit a golf ball across the country?'," says Bielawski.

Bielawski calls his trip "From tee to shining tee." He began hitting golf balls in California on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and plans to launch his final ball into the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina.  The University of Indiana law student travels with only his golf club and a small production team. Bielawski says it's been a life changing event.

"You see some people have a bewildered look on their faces, like what are you doing. Truck drivers, they laugh when they go by. We've met some phenomenal people along the way so it's been a blessing."

His estimated 48,000-swing trip is to help raise scholarship money for Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indiana. The school takes in kids from failing school districts and disadvantaged homes.

"Many of them come from broken homes, yet they're so energetic and so excited and so happy to be going to class and learning about chemistry and math and what have you. It was a no brainer. That's always been at the top of my list to help out," says Bielawski.

With almost 600 swings and 40 miles per day, a child is being impacted and given a chance to possess an incalculable tool, an education. This law student may not be a golf pro but to many he's so much more. Through heat, dust storms and down pours. He churns on.

"This summer it's just beautiful out here. We get to see a beautiful country and meet some magnificent people."

This gesture is indeed one that heals. It's one that forms a patch around the wound left by each child's absence of an opportunity.

"My goal is to give back to the community and leave this world in a better place than I came in. I think the best way to do that is to not work on yourself but to work on others. These are youths that have so much potential and it's very fulfilling for me."

Luke's trip covers 9 states. He hopes to raise $100,000 and fund 12 scholarships for the Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis, IN. For information on how to donate log on to www.getonthegreen.org or tweet @getonthegreen.

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