Release Date: 11.13.2009 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Charity Ride And Benefit For The Family Of Pr
Charity Motorcycle Ride And Benefit Saturday For The Family Of Preston Slade Crawford
Bikers In Cobb and Carroll Counties Raising Money To Help The Crawford Family Who's Child Drowned In September's Floods
*WHO/WHY: A police-escorted motorcycle fund-raiser ride to help this holiday season the family of Preston Slade Crawford, the two-year-old Carroll County boy who drowned after he was swept from his father's arms into Snake Creek during record flooding here Sept. 21.
*WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Riders depart Hooters of Kennesaw and Hooters of McDonough simultaneously at noon for Southern Steel Cycles at 151 Minden Place in Carrollton.
*WHERE: Hooters of Kennesaw at 2102 Old Highway 41; Hooters of McDonough at 1858 Jonesboro Road; and Southern Steel Cycles at 151 Minden Place, Carrollton, Ga.
*HOW MUCH: $25 per motorcycle; $10 per passenger; $35 per carload.
KENNESAW, GA (November 13, 2009)– Motorcycle riders on opposite ends of metro Atlanta will converge Saturday to raise money for a Carroll County family who's two-year-old son drowned tragically Sept. 21 as record flood waters here swept him from his father's arms and into Snake Creek.
Registration for The Charity Ride And Benefit For The Family of Preston Slade Crawford begins Saturday, Nov. 14., at Hooters of Kennesaw and simultaneously at Hooters of McDonough at 10:30 a.m. A police escort will guide the departing riders where they will make their way on varying routes to an after-ride party at Southern Steel Cycles in Carrollton at 151 Minden Place.
Registered riders present at Southern Steel Cycles will be treated to food, live music, and will be eligible for prize drawings and a raffle with the rest of the ride's proceeds donated to the Preston family – who in addition to losing their two-year-old son lost everything they owned as their Horsley Creek Road mobile home also was destroyed by flood waters.
Preston's parents, Bridgett and Craig Crawford, are scheduled to attend the after-ride party. And grandfather J.C. Crawford will participate in the out-and-back ride from McDonough to Cedartown on his 2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.
"The community has really come together on this," said Crawford, a repair technician at Harley Davidson of Atlanta. "Especially at this time of year."
"I have a granddaughter the same age as Preston and after seeing it on the news I knew I had to do something," said event organizer Rick Cope, 52, of Smyrna, who also serves chairman and director of the American Legion Horace Orr Post 29 Riders in Marietta that helps raise money through its outreach programs for veterans and civilians alike.
"We regret the sad circumstances that served as a catalyst for this event, however we appreciate the opportunity to support the Crawford family and the Carroll County Community," said Mike McNeil, Vice President of Marketing Hooters of America, Inc.
"Everyone is welcome," Cope added. "Bikes and cars or horse drawn carriages. Just come on out."
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