Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – As part of the Child Advocacy Center’s “Go Blue! for Kids” Campaign community members are invited to attend the CAC’s eighth annual Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse post-ride picnic. Scheduled for Sept. 10, the Blue Ribbon Ride post-ride picnic will be held at Wheel-A-Way Motorsports, Route 57.
“We’ve planned a family friendly picnic that everyone will be able to enjoy. There will be children’s activities, live music from the band Bratz and Blondz, a performance by one of the area’s newest and most original bands, Oswego’s own Stir Up The Gravy, and plenty of great barbecue from one of Central New York’s finest, the Limp Lizard,” said Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center, Karrie Damm.
Beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m., the post-ride picnic is open to all bikers and riders participating in the CAC’s Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse as well as community members wishing to support the CAC’s “Go Blue! for Kids” Campaign Against Child Abuse.
To register for the CAC’s Blue Ribbon Ride, go to the CAC website: 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. Day of registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the ride beginning at 10 a.m.
Individuals and families who would like to attend the picnic are welcome to do so. Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. A donation of $10 per person or $7 for kids’ meals includes the barbecue and entertainment at Wheel-A-Way Motorsports.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the CAC as they continue their mission to assist in the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child victims of sexual and physical abuse in Oswego County. “With the demand for our services increasing, we are looking to make this our most successful Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse ever. We anticipate more than 100 riders and are offering businesses and organizations the opportunity to be a part of the event by becoming an official sponsor. Sponsorship levels are available at a number of affordable levels,” added Damm.
The CAC is a non-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, mental health providers, and victim advocacy professionals in Oswego County to protect and serve child victims of sexual and physical abuse. In 2010 the CAC served more than 240 children and families in Oswego County. In response to those numbers, the CAC opened a satellite office in Pulaski earlier this year. Located at 4822 Salina St., the new location allows the CAC to better serve the northern part of Oswego County.
For more information on the ‘Blue Ribbon Ride’ Against Child Abuse, or to find out how you can help sponsor the event, contact the CAC at 592-4453.