Rick Case Honda Presents The World's Largest Motorcycle Ride - 30,000 CyclesFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--Nov. 2, 20031, 2003--Rick Case Honda Powerhouse and motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country are gearing up for The World's Largest Motorcycle Ride - South Florida President's Council's (SFPC) 16th Annual Toys in the Sun Run, presented by Rick Case Honda Powerhouse to be held on Sunday, December 7.
Rick Case explains, "When we realized the huge potential to benefit Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation and so many children within the community, we agreed to present 'Christmas Toys in the Sun Run'. Another reason for our involvement is my long-term relationship with Dave Ross, Regional Vice President of Clear Channel Worldwide, and his passion for this event and the charity it benefits. The official sponsor is Rick Case Honda Powerhouse, a full line Honda dealer, which includes the sales and service of Honda motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft and more."
Grand Marshalls Steven Tyler from Aerosmith and BSO Sheriff Ken Jenne will lead the World's Largest Motorcycle motorcade, along with an escort of over 250 police officers from the tri-county area. An estimated 30,000 motorcyclists will begin lining up at Pompano Park Harness Track at 7:00 a.m. The 3-hour motorcade will depart Pompano Park at 10 a.m. and travel I-95 South of Atlantic, along I-595 West to 136th Avenue, into Markham Park, where an additional 40,000 concertgoers will meet for live performances by Foghat and The Smithereens. Participants visiting the Rick Case Honda Powerhouse motorcycle display at Pompano Park or Rick Case Village at Markham Park can pick up a bag of goodies.
See celebrities Paul Sr., Paul Jr. and Mikey of Orange County Choppers, Eddie Trotta of Thunder Cycle Designs, Dave Perowitz of Perowitz Cycle Fabrication and Billy Lane of Choppers Inc. In addition to the impressive Rick Case displays, there will also be an incredible custom motorcycle show, over 100 vendors, an international food court, exhibits and more.
The cost is only $10.00, plus 1 unwrapped toy per person. For those interested in being a VIP for the day, contact Gino Pulido of BIG 106 FM at 954-862-3280. Christmas Toys in the Sun Run VIPs will ride at the front of the motorcade, enjoy breakfast, lunch and special Toy Run goodies. Single riders are $200 and couples are $250.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation. Bob Amchir, SFPC President and Chief Director of the Toy Run states, "Since the first 'Toys in the Sun Run' 15 years ago, bikers and supporters have raised in excess of $4,000,000.00 of which is used for the cancer treatments of kids, as well as feeding thousands of needy families during the holidays. Presenting Sponsor Rick Case Honda has committed to help raise over $500,000 for 2003 and hopes to raise over $1 million within the next 5 years. Last year's event raised over $418,000 and over 30,000 toys were collected and distributed to local children in the tri-county area. The goal this year is to raise no less than $500,000 and a collection of 40,000 toys."
Part of Rick Case Honda's fundraising efforts, along with strategic partners City Furniture and J.R. Dunn Jewelers, include an outstanding $5 raffle drawing. First Prize is a choice of a 2004 Honda Goldwing, 2004 Honda Element or $15,000 Cash from Rick Case Honda. Second Prize is a choice of either a $5,000 gift certificate from City Furniture or J.R. Dunn Jewelers and Third Prize is the remaining $5,000 gift certificate. The drawing will be held at Rick Case Honda Powerhouse on Sunday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m. and the winner need not be present. To purchase raffle tickets, go by Rick Case Honda, located at I-75 at Griffin Road in Davie or stop by the Rick Case cycle displays at Pompano Park Harness Track and Markham Park.
For Joe DiMaggio Raffle ticket information or to volunteer selling raffle tickets, contact Angela Pecorino at 954-377-7419.