Motorcycle club/chapter: GWRRA TN-B, $8,590
Motorcycle business: (tie) Honda of Knoxville and Destination Motorsports, each $5,815
Special organization: Hannah’s Army Angels, $4,180
Hardee’s Restaurants in the region contributed $35,497 from fundraising pinups. “We’re honored to support such a worthy cause,” said Hardees vice president Scott Walker.Drawing prizes went to Catheryn Henning (Honda motorcycle); Henry Carser (AGV helmet); Geoffrey Greene (Dunlop tire); John Maliskey (Tourmaster luggage); and Gary Grove (Cardo Scala Rider).Many thanks to the great volunteer team that organizes the Knoxville event. This year’s task force leaders were Tom and Kathy Peck, Rick and Cindy Valentine, and Sue Dauber.Kansas City riders lead way to research Frances, Ben, Zander, Carter, Jake, Collins, Noah, and J.T. put the “kids” in the ninth Kansas City Ride for Kids yesterday. These young people were part of an event that raised $41,433 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.Johnson County Community College in Overland Park hosted the 225 participants on a hot, sunny day. After a rural ride that passed five lakes and a waterfall, everyone returned to the college to celebrate the kids.“Fifty children a year are diagnosed with a brain tumor in the Kansas City area alone,” said Dr. Richard Shore, a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital. “Because of the research the PBTF funds, there have been lots of advances and clinical trials.”The top fundraisers in Kansas City were:Individual: Gary & Mary Droege, $4,651
Motorcycle club/chapter: Prairie Red Riders, $4,480
Motorcycle business: Engle Motors, $7,540
Special organization: Carter’s Team, $1,001
The drawing prize winners were: Lisa Polka (Honda motorcycle); Kim Freese (AGV helmet); Ben Freese (Dunlop tire); Jeff Griswold (Tourmaster luggage); and Don Decker (Cardo Scala Rider).The Kansas City Ride for Kids was a group effort, and this year’s volunteer leaders were Kim Freese, Don Decker, Jeff Griswold, and Darren Marshall.About the PBTF Ride for KidsRide for Kids supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) by funding medical research and family support programs. We thank our presenting sponsor, Honda Riders Club of America, and our national insurance sponsor, GEICO. The next Ride for Kids events are on Sunday, Aug. 5, in Central Valley, N.Y., Cranberry Township, Penn.; and Middleton, Wis. Learn more at rideforkids.org or call 800-253-6530.