SUNDAY: Motorcycles for a good cause
The 5th annual motorcycle ride held in memory of Laurens County Deputy Roger Rice, who died in the line of duty, will be held on Sunday.
This event will be held at Destination Power Sports (formerly the Honda Shop) at 23165 Hwy 76, Clinton, near the Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Check-in time for motorcycles and vehicles begins at noon with the ride starting at 2 p.m.
The route will travel through Laurens and Clinton before ending back up at the Destination Power Sports.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Deputy Roger Rice Ride-On Fund, a non-profit charity established by the family of Deputy Rice that assists law enforcement officers and their families during their time of need or crisis.
Events such as medical needs, home displacement due to fire and assistance with utilities due to extenuating circumstances are some of the reasons this fund is used for. “Your contributions are much appreciated and wisely used to help the people who serve us every day in our law enforcement community,” Sheriff Ricky Chastain said.
The musical band “Steele Justice” will be performing live during the event. In addition to the entertainment and scenic ride, there will be plenty of food, activities and an auction. There is a long list of items that have been contributed to be sold during this worthwhile fundraiser.
Items included in the auction are an autographed Clemson Tiger football and helmet, beautiful hand-crafted deck coolers, jewelry, electronics and much, much more.
“Whether you ride a motorcycle, drive a car or just catching a lift, come on out and be a part of this Deputy Roger Rice Memorial Ride with a festival atmosphere,” Chastain said. “There will be something for the entire family and 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the Deputy Roger Rice Ride-On Fund."
Cars and trucks are invited and welcomed to participate in the ride through Laurens County.