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Coats for Kids Ride Set Goal to Collect 3,000 Winter Coats for Area Students


Motorcycle enthusiasts and community volunteers are partnering with Denton ISD and other Denton County school districts with the eighth annual Coats for Kids Ride with kickstands up at 12 noon on Sunday, Nov. 24.

 

Participants should bring one new coat with the tags still on for students in sizes that will fit kids who are from 12 months to adult 4XL. This year the group is focusing on coats for larger students, more specifically “hoodies” for high school aged students.

 

With a police escort, the group will leave from C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Road, and travel the scenic route to American Eagle Harley-Davidson in Corinth. To register for the ride, visit www.coatsforkidsride.com.

 

This is the eighth year of the ride, and the group wishes to set a record of more than 750 bikes participating and 3,000 coats collected for kids. The group estimates that thousands of families in Denton County cannot afford to send their student to school wearing a coat this winter, making this event beneficial to those who are most in need.

 

More than 13,000 coats have been donated to kids in Denton County through this single event which began in 2011.

 

For more information on this event, please contact Barbara Haflich, social services coordinator for Denton ISD, by calling (940) 369-0599  or email bhaflich@dentonisd.org or Greg Sawko, Sawko & Burroughs Attorney-at-Law, via email at gsawko@dentonlawyer.com.