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Coats for Kids Ride Aims to Collect 3,000 Coats for Students


Motorcycle enthusiasts and community volunteers are partnering with Denton ISD and other Denton County school districts for the seventh annual Coats for Kids Ride with kickstands up at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. This year the ride will include a drive through Texas Motor Speedway.

 

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 Cycle Center of Denton, located at 521 Acme Street, and travel to American Eagle Harley-Davidson in Corinth. To register for the ride, visit www.coatsforkidsride.com.

 

Texas Flood, a local blues band, will provide entertainment and food trucks will be at the end of the ride to serve as food vendors. Cars from The North Texas Corvette Club will also be on display.

 

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.

 

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.