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Coats for Kids Ride accepting donations for Nov. 29 event

The Denton County area’s annual Coats for Kids Ride is gearing up its annual childhood benefit on Sunday, Nov. 29, but community members can do their part to help area students by donating coats in advance of the event.

Each year, Coats for Kids accepts donations of coats for children ages 5 to 18 that are distributed to students in Denton County school districts. The police-escorted motorcycle ride begins at 2 p.m. from the Cycle Center of Denton, located at 521 Acme St., and travels to American Eagle Harley-Davidson in Corinth, located at 5920 S. Interstate 35E. Those interested can register for the event at www.coatsforkidsride.com.

At the end of the ride, local blues band Texas Flood will perform, with refreshments available from local food trucks.

For those who can’t attend the ride or simply want to donate, new coats can be dropped off at Cycle Center of Denton, American Eagle Harley-Davidson or Sawko & Burroughs, located at 1172 Bent Oaks Drive in Denton.
 
The Coats for Kids Ride is now in its fifth year, with the event annually resulting in thousands of coats distributed to Denton ISD and other area school districts. This year, event organizers expect to exceed 2014’s roughly 750 motorcyclists involved in the ride.

For more information about the event, please contact Barbara Haflich, Denton ISD social services coordinator, by phone at 940-369-0599 or via email at bhaflich@dentonisd.org. Event coordinators can be reached via the “contact us” link on the Coats for Kid Ride website.