Buckshot Racing Motorcycle Charity Ride

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- On Saturday, August 28th, a Motorcycle Poker Run benefiting the Whitten Center in Greenville, S.C., will kick off a day long motorcycle ride at the Buckshot Racing Winston Cup shop in Spartanburg. Motorcycle enthusiasts can...

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- On Saturday, August 28th, a Motorcycle Poker Run benefiting the Whitten Center in Greenville, S.C., will kick off a day long motorcycle ride at the Buckshot Racing Winston Cup shop in Spartanburg. Motorcycle enthusiasts can register for the ride at the Buckshot Racing shop and souvenir store from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Single riders cost $15, and $10 for any extra riders. This is the second year the charity ride has been sponsored by the Friends of the Whitten Center and The Brotherhood of Bikers, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Whitten Center, a residential facility for the developmentally disabled. In the weeks prior to the Poker Run, the charity has already raised over $12,500 through donations, the sale of $100 sponsorships and t-shirts featuring the sponsors names. After beginning the Poker Run at the Buckshot Racing shop, some of the pit stops the riders will make include Grill 96 on Blackstock Road and Chesnee Classic Cycles. The ride will conclude at the Cherokee Shine Club in Gaffney, S.C. After arriving at the Shrine Club, riders can help raise additional money through raffles and a live auction. "This event started with six people in 1998 and we received an unbelieveable amount of support," said Jim Johnson, spokesperson for the Biker Friends of the Whitten Center. "We raised over $14,000 for the Whitten Center last year and the response we have received for this year's event has already exceeded our expectations. This event helps a great facility and it's a lot fun to see all of the local people come out to help support it." "Spartanburg has become a great home for our race team and we're thrilled that we can play a part in helping the community," said Billy Jones, owner of Buckshot Racing. "We're happy to open our doors for this worthy cause."

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