Bikers Donate Presents to Foster Children

December 3, 2013

More than 400 bikers, with big engines and even bigger hearts, took a long ride around Panama City to help children this holiday season.

For bikers, it’s all about the ride.

“We would rather ride than eat.. if you could imagine that,” said Cary Deeter, biker.

The perfect opportunity comes when you can combine two passions into one event, Bikers for kids.

“Bikers have got big hearts when it comes to kids and we’ll always be doing this up until the day when we just can do it no more, that’s what it’s all about,” Vernon Snell, Member of Bay County Motorcycle Association.

Participating bikers ride together in a twenty-one mile parade through the city. The entrance fee is an unwrapped Christmas toy for area children in foster care

“They’ve been so generous to us and they put this event on each year and we’re just most grateful,” said Joann Uszuko, Foster Adoptive Parent Association.

Last year, through biker donations, they were been able to give at least one hundred kids the Christmas presents they deserve.

“We totally count on the bikers and the episcopal church to provide for these children and every year they just bless us,” said Uszuko.

The kids have a Merry Christmas and the bikers have fun making sure that happens.

“It’s actually fun to go find the toys.. It takes me back.. all my children are grown.. But it takes me back to picking stuff for them.. I say oh I really hope somebody will like this one,” said Deeter.

Bikers for Kids parade has collected presents for kids for 28 years.

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