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A few residents with ties to the Shelby County Youth Program want to give back to the program with an upcoming motorcycle ride.

Shannon Martindale, Youth Care Program Board Secretary and Mentor, and Jeremy O’Connor, Mentor, are organizing the event.

Martindale and Jeremy O’Connor decided to hold the ride during the program’s May event where they were celebrating the 5th anniversary.

“We just recognize that YAP has given so much to our community, our children and our families and while Melissa is pounding the pavement to secure funds and resources for these families, it’s not often someone thinks , ‘let’s go'” O said Connor.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday with crutches at 10 a.m. The ride begins at the Shelby County Courthouse, 407 S. Harrison St., in Shelbyville, and ends at Girls Inc., 904 S. Miller St., in Shelbyville.

The campaign has two goals, O’Connor said: to promote the program and to generate funds for use in the discretionary funds.

“These usually turn out pretty good,” O’Connor said, adding that he chose Saturday so people could still take advantage of Sunday and Monday to make use of their party weekend plans. work.

The ride will take participants through Edinburgh, Taylorsville, Nashville and Trafalgar before returning to Shelbyville.

Upon his return, Melvin Pierce of Mel’s Catering will prepare a meal. Anyone who does not wish to participate in the ride can purchase a meal.

Martindale also ordered t-shirts.

“I’m hoping for (a big turnout),” she said. “Hopefully good weather and lots of bikers and girls.”

Registration is $20 per bike and $5 for a passenger.

“We’re really excited about this,” O’Connor said. “Knowing motorcycle enthusiasts and going around FOP, they look for events like this. Most of them are people who want to give back and they see it as an opportunity to have a great day and go out and have a fun event and at the same time promote the event they are there for.

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