FULTON, NY – Central New York radio personality, Rick Gary will serve as the lead rider in the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County’s eighth annual Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse.
The event is part of the Child Advocacy Center’s Go Blue! For Kids Campaign, which focuses on child abuse awareness and prevention.
A member of the NYS Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Gary currently broadcasts on SUNNY 102.1 in Syracuse and has been a part of the Central New York media scene for almost 40 years. An avid biker, and past honorary co-chair of The Children’s Miracle Ride for benefit of the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Gary is excited to be a part of the CAC’s Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse. “I am happy to support the efforts of the CAC of Oswego County. Children need to feel safe in this world and have a place they can count on when they’re not. The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County provides a much needed service. The Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse helps to fulfill some of the funding necessary to keep this child friendly service in operation,” he said.
Scheduled for Saturday, rain or shine, the CAC’s “Blue Ribbon Ride” Against Child Abuse is a 70-mile motorcycle ride that will wind throughout Oswego County. According to Executive Director of the CAC, Karrie Damm, the Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse will be a special event that bikers are sure to enjoy. “Our planning committee has put together an exciting day that not only includes a scenic ride, but a post-ride family picnic, hosted by Wheel-a-Way Motorsports, Route 57 in Fulton, with barbecue from the Limp Lizard and live music from the bands, Stir Up The Gravy and Bratz and Blondz. There will also be children’s activities and a variety of drawings,” she said.
Money raised during the event will be used to benefit the CAC, 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.
“It is every community’s obligation to help keep all children safe from harm. I hope to see hundreds of bikers and supporters at the CAC’s Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse on Saturday,” added Gary.
For more information, or to register to ride, contact the CAC at 592-4453 or visit www.oswegocac.org
A $30 donation per driver and a $20 donation per passenger are requested. Riders who obtain $150 or more in donations will ride and dine for free. Non-bikers who would like to support the CAC’s Go Blue! For Kids Campaign are also welcome to be of the event. Registration for non-riders is $10 per person, $7 for children, and includes lunch and entertainment at Wheel-A-Way Motorsports following the ride. All proceeds from the event will benefit the CAC’s Blue Ribbon Campaign. Day of registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the ride beginning at 10 a.m.