10th Annual Iron Order Ride for Kids to Benefit Advocates’ Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter Residents this Summer
Now in its 10th year, the Iron Order Motorcycle Club Ride for the Kids will be held Saturday June 3. The ride benefits Advocates for Children’s Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter.
The event, which takes riders through scenic Northwest Georgia, has raised more than $50,000 over the past nine years, including $14,000 in last year’s ride. Starting at the Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter with a breakfast and send-off, the 2-hour ride winds through much of Bartow County and ends at Friendship Plaza in downtown Cartersville. The after party will include raffles, live and silent auctions, music and food.
The grand prize in this year’s raffle is a 2001 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide. Raffle tickets are currently available for $20 each. Attendance is not necessary to win. A second chance drawing has also been added for those who are present at the event to win a gas-powered minibike.
Registration for the ride is open at www.RideForTheKids.org and costs $10 for solo riders or $15 for pairs. Registration forms, raffle tickets, and more are all available at that site.
Money raised from the event benefits Advocates for Children and its Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter. The shelter provides direct care and a home for children and youth from ages 10 to 18. These funds are dedicated to providing summer activities for the residents, including a long weekend trip to the beach.