Ride to the Tide
benefits Special Olympics Delaware
Date of Event: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Start: 10:30 a.m. — University of Delaware football stadium parking lot, Newark
12:00 p.m. — DelDot Administrative Building, Dover
Finish: 1:00 p.m. — arrive at Jake’s Seafood House, Route 1, Rehoboth Beach
Contact: Jon Buzby, director of media relations, Special Olympics Delaware
302-831-3484 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ride to the Tide to benefit Special Olympics Delaware is a police-escorted motorcycle ride — no stops at traffic lights — that will take place on Sunday, April 22.
The sixth annual ride is sponsored by Delmarva Power and organized by the Delaware Blue Knights – Chapter 1. The event is supported by Delaware’s Law Enforcement for Special Olympics and Jake’s Seafood House.
Bikers can either depart from the University of Delaware football stadium parking lot (120-mile ride) at 10:30 a.m. or the DelDot Administrative Building in Dover (40-mile ride) at 12 p.m. All riders will end at Jake’s Seafood House in Rehoboth Beach, where lunch will be provided compliments of Jake’s.
“When the Blue Knights approached us with the idea of the ride, we realized it was an opportunity to reach out to a group who we believed would embrace an event that involved their passion for riding motorcycles,” said Ann Grunert, executive director of Special Olympics Delaware. “They’ve not only embraced it, but what we’ve come to realize is that their true passion for participating is to support the 3,500 Special Olympics athletes who compete year-round in Special Olympics.”
A record 550 bikers and 204 passengers raised $24,000 in 2011. The event has raised $63,700 in its five-year history.
For more information on the event visit www.sode.org.
If any of you can, pleasse help these folks out.