Biker charity ride on June 23 to benefit Sunrise kids

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DANVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Motorcycle enthusiasts with a passion for helping children in need will take part in the fifth annual Sunrise Children’s Services Ride & Shine event on June 23.

Bikers, along with members of central Kentucky churches and Sunrise staff, will gather at Junction City First Baptist Church near Danville, Ky., beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

The scenic, six-hour bike route includes a stop at Sunrise’s Cumberland Adventure Program in Bronston and then, back to Danville for a visit with the nearly 30 boys who live at Sunrise’s Woodlawn campus.

“This is a unique event that engages the biker community with our cause to help hundreds of children who are in need of care and love,” said Melissa Bailey, Sunrise’s director of marketing. “For our kids and youth who get to meet the bikers participating in this event, this is a very exciting day for them. They love getting up close to the bikes and meeting new friends who are supporting them through Sunrise’s ministry.”

Participants receive a Ride & Shine T-shirt, and lunch provided by Community Baptist Church in Somerset and Oak Grove Baptist Church in Monticello.

Bailey said all proceeds from the event will benefit hurting children in Sunrise’s care across Kentucky. She expressed gratitude for sponsors Hager Custom Rifles and Huffman and Huffman P.S.C.

To register or make additional donations, go to www.rideandshine.org. Bikers can register the day of the event. More information can be found by calling ride coordinator Roxanne Weldon at 859-516-1236.

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