FULTON, NY â€“ The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County has received some welcomed support for its upcoming seventh annual â€œBlue Ribbon Rideâ€ Against Child Abuse.
Part of the CACâ€™s Go Blue! For Kids Campaign that focuses on awareness and prevention of child abuse in Oswego County, the â€˜Blue Ribbon Rideâ€™ is a family friendly event that begins with a 60-mile motorcycle ride through Oswego County and ends with a barbecue at Sweet Inspirations.
â€œThanks to the support we have received from area businesses and individuals we have been able to plan a fun-filled day that both bikers and the community wonâ€™t want to miss,â€ said executive director of the CAC, Karrie Damm. â€œFollowing a scenic ride through Oswego County, participants, and community members who would like to join us, will enjoy a barbecue at Sweet Inspirations Drive-In, Route 3 in Fulton.Â There will be plenty of raffles, live entertainment and fun for the whole family.â€
â€œWe are very appreciative of the support we have received from our sponsors and welcome other business, individuals, and organizations to join us in our fight against child abuse in Oswego County,â€ added Damm.
Those interested in riding in the Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse can do so by contacting the CAC for pre-registration or register the day of the event beginning at 10 a.m.
The ride will begin at noon.
A $30 donation per driver and a $20 donation per passenger are requested.
Riders who obtain $100 or more in donations will ride and dine for free.
Non-bikers who would like to support the CACâ€™s Go Blue! For Kids Campaign are also welcome to be part of the event.
Registration for non-riders is $20 per person or $40 per family and includes the barbecue and entertainment at Sweet Inspirations following the ride.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the CACâ€™s Go Blue! For Kids Campaign.
The CAC is a non-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, therapy providers, and victim advocacy professionals in Oswego County to protect and serve child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
In 2009 the CAC served more than 300 children as sexual abuse cases in Oswego County rose by more than 75%.
For more information, contact the CAC at 592-4453.