Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Final Appeals for Brothers to Support Ride for Domestic Violence this Weekend

This weekend, hundreds of motorcycle riders will "hit the road" in Prince George's County to bring awareness to a sometimes overlooked cause where so many women -- sometimes in the shadows of anonymity -- are themselves forced to "hit the road" mercilessly after they have been beaten. It is called domestic violence,and it is a huge national problem that plays itself out in the metro area every day.

To help the women in Prince George's County who find themselves in these situations, often needing shelter to "take cover," Gamma Pi is joining with other local organizations and the sponsoring Washington Redskins to help conduct and participate in the Fifth Annual Ride to Survive to Eliminate Domestic Violence. The event benefits the Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County.

Numerous Gamma Pi Brothers who are avid bikers are expected to join in the ride as a symbolic way to turn their hobby into a good cause for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc,.and for the women in the community who need such services.
"We are making a final appeal to the Brothers who can, to come out this Saturday and support this annual fundraiser event,"said Brother Charles Mays, who is Domestic Violence chair for Gamma Pi. "Volunteer support is needed to assist with setting up the tables and chairs for the registration areas and the feeding areas following the ride."

Volunteers for the setup should report at around 8:30 am. Registration will begin at 9:00 am and the ride is scheduled to start at around 11:00 am. Brothers who want to participate in just the ride portion are welcome and the ride starts at Fed Ex Field, gates E, #3 and #4. The ride is co-sponsored by Cruzerz Unlimited, American Legion Riders, Post 275 and the East Coast Busas motorcycle clubs. Registration is $25 per bike.

Brother Mays is encouraging the chapter  to come out and support this worthwhile cause to fund the activities of the Family Crisis Center as they provide support to the victims of domestic violence here in Prince George's County. Call him if questions at 240-899-0715.

Download Pledge and Registration Forms Here!