Get on Your Bikes and Ride for 911 Gives Hope on July 8th
The time motorcycle owners have been waiting for is finally here. The time they can take the cover off their bike, fire up the engine, and rumble their way all around the area with the wind and sun on their face. While most owners don't need a reason to ride, a nice day outside is usually the only excuse they need, supporting a great cause like 911 Gives Hope while doing what you love certainly doesn't hurt.
2023 Ride for 911 Gives Hope Set for July 8th
The annual Ride for 911 Gives Hope returns on Saturday, July 8th. The ride will begin and end at Evansville Harley-Davidson (formerly Bud's Harley-Davidson) on the corner of Green River Road and Morgan Avenue with registration scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM and the first bike out scheduled for 10:00 AM.
The cost to participate in the ride is $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. All proceeds from the event will go directly to 911 Gives Hope, the Evansville-based charity comprised of local first responders. Some of the funds that day will be used to help maintain Mickey's Kingdom, the playground on the Evansville riverfront next to the Evansville Museum named after Mickey Phernetton, the inspiration behind the founding of the organization, and the daughter of founding member, former Evansville Police Sergeant, Pat Phernetton who was diagnosed with a condition called Prater-Willi Syndrome. A rare condition usually diagnosed in infancy where those affected do not feel satisfied after eating a meal which can lead to life-threatening obesity and other serious complications without intervention.
Proceeds from Guns & Hoses to Be Distributed Following the Ride
After the ride, 911 Gives Hope members will be on hand to distribute the money raised during the organization's biggest annual fundraiser, Guns & Hoses, which took place in front of roughly 8,000 fans at Ford Center on April 15th. Representatives from the various organizations who applied for the grants will be on-site to receive their checks and anyone who participated in the ride that would like to stay and watch are welcome to do so.
To register for this year's ride, visit Evansville Harley-Davidson at 4700 East Morgan Avenue in Evansville.