Buddy Roe set to ride for 6th straight year

Annual motorcycle ride benefits Special Olympics of Richmond County

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

* 2014 Special Olympics coverage

Kickstands will go up at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, to signal the start of the sixth annual Buddy Roe’s Bike Ride for Richmond County Special Olympics.

And Buddy Roe will be first in line.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Buddy Roe, right, leads the pack of 51 bikers in the 5th annual Bike Ride for Richmond County Special Olympics on Saturday in Rockingham.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Buddy Roe, right, leads the pack of 51 bikers in the 5th annual Bike Ride for Richmond County Special Olympics on Saturday in Rockingham.

Last May, Roe led more than four dozen riders to Castlewood Park on Ledbetter Road before riding to The Sports Connection in Hamlet, then the V.F.W. in Rockingham and back to Buddy Roe’s on Billy Covington Road.

Registration for this year’s event begins at 11 a.m. at Buddy Roe’s on Billy Covington Road and is $15 for a single rider or $20 for a double. For $30 and $45, respectively, single and double riders can buy into a package that provides a T-shirt and 10 50/50 tickets. Barbecue or chicken plates are an additional $7 apiece

Roe began coordinating the ride six years ago to honor his niece, Lisa Horner. Roe said Horner benefited greatly from Richmond County Special Olympics and when the organization indicated funds were needed, it was only natural for him to help.

Six days later inside Raider Stadium at Richmond Senior High School, Sarah Thompson and Georgette Morgan presented Cathy Hoggard, Special Olympics Richmond County coordinator, a check for $8,499.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Cathy Hoggard, right, accepts a donation of $8,499 from Sarah Thompson, left, and Georgetta Morgan. Thompson and Morgan donated the proceeds from the 5th annual Buddy Roe’s Special Olympics Bike Ride, that took place in May 2014 and involved more than 60 bikers.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Cathy Hoggard, right, accepts a donation of $8,499 from Sarah Thompson, left, and Georgetta Morgan. Thompson and Morgan donated the proceeds from the 5th annual Buddy Roe’s Special Olympics Bike Ride, that took place in May 2014 and involved more than 60 bikers.

For more information, call 910-410-0344.

 

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