When: Sunday, November 16, 2008
Price: Preregistration - $10.00 + New Stuffed Animal / Day of Event - $15.00 + New Teddy Bear
Start: Exit 213 I-75 & University Parkway / The Shoppes at University Center Parking Lot
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. Registration - Parade leaves at 11:30 a.m.
Party: Sarasota Fairgrounds noon until ?
Save the DATE! The 11th Annual Great Teddy Bear Run, sponsored by the Sarasota Florida HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapter, is well underway. The date is set for Sunday November 16, 2008. This charity event will benefit KIDS by the SEA, a local non-profit, serving children with cancer in our area since 1982. Every year we have a police escorted parade with a new teddy bear or other stuffed animal strapped to our bike and end at the Sarasota Fairgrounds for a big party with lots of food & fun. For only $10.00 if you pre-register ($15 the day of the event) & a stuffed animal for charity, you gain entrance to the parade & event which includes your barbecue dinner, iced tea and water. Soda & beer by the glass will be available for a reasonable donation.
There will be lots of seating for dining both inside the arena & outside in a huge tent. So rain or shine we will still do the event & have a great time!
Once at the fairgrounds there will be raffles, a 50/50 drawing, a people's choice bike show, bike rodeo & live music all day. This year there will be even more vendors! There are other surprises being lined up! All bikers and bike clubs and the general public are invited.
The public is encouraged to watch the parade proceed down Honore Avenue & Fruitville Rd. Leaving 11:30 a.m. from the mall parking lot at University Center.
There are Great Teddy Bear Run event T-shirts, with the Famous Biker Bear Logo available at registration. The ever-popular Harley-Davidson Teddy Bear Pins will be available again this year the day of the event at registration. We meet at The Shoppes at University Center Mall, corner of University Parkway & I-75 Exit 213 in Sarasota, Florida, Sunday morning the 16th of November. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 11:15 a.m. We leave in a police escorted parade at 11:30 a.m. headed to the Sarasota Fairgrounds.
Tickets will be on sale at Rossiter Harley-Davidson in Sarasota by Labor Day to pre-register. The event is open to all bikers / all bike clubs and the general public. Call Donna with any questions at 941-951-7005 or 800-237-9400 ext. 7005. See our website at www.rossiterharleydavidson.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call Pete or Donna DeFant at 941-749-1778 if you have any questions!