One of the most refreshing aspects of motorcycle culture is the reputation motorcyclists have for supporting worthy causes. For example, Guardians of the Children is a motorcycle organization that recognizes and reacts to child abuse and advocates for families in crisis.
Each year, the Sawtooth, Idaho, chapter of Guardians of the Children hosts numerous events to raise funds for its cause. This year, the organization will host a Ride and Roll Fundraiser to increase awareness and raise money.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about this 2022 Sawtooth Guardians of the Children Ride.
What Is Guardians of the Children?
Guardians of the Children (GOC) is a nonprofit organization established in 2006. This organization initially formed when a group of motorcyclists saw a need to raise awareness about the effects of child abuse. While many people are aware that child abuse exists, they fail to understand how drastically this problem affects all levels of society.
Guardians of the Children seeks to:
- Assist child abuse victims and their families
- Prevent child abuse through education and public awareness
- Instill safety and peace in the families it assists
The organization has several chapters throughout the U.S., including one in Sawtooth, ID. This chapter partners with victim assistance groups and children advocacy agencies to identify families that would benefit from GOC’s services.
Guardians of the Children assists abused children and their families in various ways. One of the organization’s services is escorting children to the courthouse to testify. The bikers in this group also show up when children feel scared or intimidated and act as a barrier between the perpetrator and the child.
Aside from offering protective services for abused children, the group strives to help children have fun and take their minds off their abusers. The bikers in this organization love to play board games with their “Lil Guardians,” build pirate ships, and help kids feel like kids again.
The organization’s motto is “Don’t let your silence drown out their cries.”
2022 Guardians of the Children Ride
One of the Sawtooth chapter’s largest events each year is its Ride and Roll fundraiser. This year, the Ride and Roll will take place on June 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on the event day at the High Desert Harley-Davidson in Meridian, ID. Then, the hosts will announce “kickstands up” at 11:00 a.m., launching the group motorcycle ride.
After the group ride, participants will meet for a dice roll fundraiser and silent auction. GOC will give prizes for the highest and lowest rolls in the dice roll competition. Then, the silent auction will raise funds to support future GOC events and services.
Registration is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. All proceeds support Guardians of the Children.
Other Sawtooth GOC Events
The Sawtooth chapter of GOC hosts a range of other events throughout the year to spread awareness of its services and raise money. For example, the chapter hosts meet and greets several times a year to allow their “Lil Guardians” and their family members to get to know all of the bikers in the organization.
This chapter has also hosted fun runs that raise money to support their services. Other fun events, such as the chapter’s Superhero Walk, have helped raise awareness about the group’s services and the prevalence of child abuse in the area.
If you’re looking for a fun biker event this summer that supports an excellent cause, we recommend checking out the 2022 Sawtooth Guardians of the Children Ride and Roll.
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