Miles for Special Smiles
Date(s) - 08/05/2024 - 08/30/2024
In August 2024, I’ll be embarking on a charity ride with the aim of raising over $50,000 for the Grottoes International Humanitarian Foundation.
The Cause: The Grottoes International Humanitarian Foundation (HF) is a 501c3 organization that is dedicated to raising funds to provide dental care to kids who otherwise lack access. This is crucial because insurance and Medicare often don’t cover special needs dental care. HF collaborates with local Grotto chapters to deliver not only free dental care but also covers related expenses, including anesthesiologists and special facilities. Families of the special needs child pay nothing, and it’s truly heartwarming to see these young individuals smile with confidence. www.hfgrotto.org
The Ride: In August 2024, I’ll be riding my Indian Roadmaster from Tampa, Florida, to Anchorage, Alaska, covering around 10,800 miles round trip. The journey will feature various stops and promotions, with support from local and national media. Many riders are eager to join us in support of our cause. Leading up to the event, we’ll have event tee shirts with sponsor listings on the back, along with support patches available for purchase.
Join us for a “Send-off event” at our Zendah Grotto location in Plant City, Florida, with coverage from local news outlets.
For those interested in becoming early sponsors, we are hosting a “Campaign Kickoff Party” at Zendah Grotto, 803 West Mahoney Street Plant City Florida, on March 16th, 2024
About Me: I’ve been riding motorcycles since I was five years old, transitioning from Honda and Kawasaki to my current 2021 Indian Roadmaster. I have completed challenging motorcycle journeys, including 1000-mile trips in 24 hours, and have explored every county in Florida with fellow Masons. I’m actively involved with the Masonic Motorcycle group called Free Runners (https://frmoww.com/) and serve on the board for the West Florida Confederation of Clubs (https://wflcoc.org/).
Please join us in supporting this fantastic cause and bring Special Smiles to Special Kids!