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Planned events to benefit area hospitalized children.

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By: O. J. Cunningham

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Great Lakes Harley Davidson and the Labadie Pig Gig presented by State Farm have teamed up to put together an exciting day of Motorcycle events that will not only be fun for the riders but will also benefit area hospitalized children.

Teddy Bear/ Charity Ride On August 4th, Great Lakes Harley Davidson is sponsoring a Teddy Bear Ride for hospitalized children at Covenant HealthCare. The public is asked to drop of a new stuffed animal to Great Lakes Harley Davidson, 3850 S. Huron Road (M-13) in Bay City.

The riders will take the new stuffed animals from Great Lakes Harley Davidson in Bay City to Covenant HealthCare to drop off at the Pediatric Unit, then ride back to the Labadie Pig Gig presented by State Farm in Veterans Memorial Park where they will have a special reserved area to park their bikes called "Hog Heaven"!


WKCQ, 98.1 will be along for the ride. Jim Kramer will "lead the pack" of bikers on the ride to Covenant HealthCare. The Q Crew has been instrumental in spreading the word to get the Teddy Bear and Stuffed Animal donations.

Upon arrival at Covenant HealthCare, riders will and park in the Director's Lot off Almira St. Covenant HealthCare Staff will greet the riders in the parking area and will have bins to collect the stuffed animals. A few selected riders will accompany Covenant HealthCare staff to the Pediatrics unit and deliver the stuffed animals to the patients.

Tentative Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m. Registration
  • 11:00 a.m. Depart for Teddy Bear Ride
  • 2:00 p.m. Arrive back at the Labadie Pig Gig at Veterans Memorial Park
  • 3:00 p.m. Bikes can enter contest categories at Hog Heaven Parking area
  • 3:30 p.m. Bike Parade through the Labadie Pig Gig
  • 4:00 p.m. Great Lakes Harley - WKCQ Contest / Award Ceremony on the HealthPlus Family Stage

    Interested riders can sign up at Great Lakes Harley Davidson or by calling (989) 686-0400. They can also register online by emailing anthony@greatlakeshd.com.

    Bike Contest

    At the Labadie Pig Gig presented by State Farm, on Saturday August 4th there will be a parade of bikes into the Labadie Pig Gig presented by State Farm, which will be followed by Great Lakes Harley Davidson Bike Contest.

    The coordination of contestants will be in the "Hog Heaven" special parking area. The Best of Show, with 1st ,2nd & 3rd Runners up, Special Interest, with 1st Runner up, Oldest Bike, Best "RAT" Bike, Wildest Paint and the Loudest Pipes Contests will be held on the HealthPlus Family Stage.

    The Great Lakes Harley Davidson/WKCQ Bike Contest will be held at 4:00 p.m. Celebrity judges will be on hand to award the trophies in the various categories.

    For more information contact:
    Wendy L. Dore - wldore@yahoo.com
    Ryan Ferens - ferensr@yahoo.com


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    O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.

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