Chrome City turnout brings in $121K for Bene­dic­tine school

Times-Record - - Front Page - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com

— More than 2,000 peo­ple and about 1,000 mo­tor­cy­cles and cars visited the Bene­dic­tine School on a crisp summer day for the 16th an­nual Chrome City Ride Sun­day, July 30.

The event raised about $121,000, which will sup­port the school, and is used to fund tu­ition as­sis­tance for chil­dren and spe­cial adap­tive equip­ment for the stu­dents. The funds also sup­ports op­por­tu­ni­ties for adults with dis­abil­i­ties to work and live in the com­mu­nity.

Since the its in­cep­tion, the ride has raised more the $1.5 mil­lion for the Bene­dic­tine School.

Rid­ers on mo­tor­cy­cles and in cars met in five lo­ca­tions — Lau­rel, An­napo­lis, Eas­ton, Sal­is­bury and Seaford, Del. — to make the trek to the Bene­dic­tine School. Law en­force­ment agen­cies in Mary­land and Delaware es­corted the rid­ers to the Bene­dic­tine School, where they be­gan ar­riv­ing at about 11 a.m. be­low an un­furled Amer­i­can flag hung by the Fed­er­als­burg Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany at the en­trance of the school.

“The com­mu­nity has been so sup­port­ive of our school, the Bene­dic­tine Foun­da­tion and the Chrome City Ride,” said Bene­dic­tine CEO Scott Evans. “We ap­pre­ci­ate ever yone who comes out here to sup­port the event and our mis­sion.

“One of the unique things about this event is it brings out the en­tire com­mu­nity,” he said. “It helps ev­ery­one learn about our mis­sion and what we do for all the chil­dren who go here. This is with­out a doubt the big­gest event we’ve had.

“This is a vol­un­teer driven event, and that makes it even more spe­cial,” he said. “The vol­un­teers are com­mit­ted to our mis­sion and the stu­dents. It is the vol­un­teers who have built this into such a big event on our be­half.”

The ride in­cluded the re­turn of “Rockin’ Elvis,” Big Daddy P and DJ Chris, who will en­ter­tained the crowds. Law en­force­ment agen­cies to par­tic­i­pate in­cluded of­fi­cers from Mary­land State Po­lice; Ridgely, Caro­line County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Wi­comico County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Seaford, Del.; Sal­is­bury; Prince Go­erge’s County and more.

Rid­ers re­ceived a bar­be­cue lunch from Fa­mous Dave’s Restaurant. The event also saw awards given to the best mo­tor­cy­cles and cars in var­i­ous cat­e­gories.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Bene­dic­tine School, visit ben­school.org or call 410-634-2112.

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

Rid­ers ar­rive at the Bene­dic­tine School near Ridgely Sun­day, July 30, for the 16th an­nual Chrome City Ride.

The Chrome City Ride raised about $121,000 for the Bene­dic­tine School Sun­day, July 30.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Rid­ers ar­rive at the Bene­dic­tine School near Ridgely Sun­day, July 30, for the 16th an­nual Chrome City Ride.

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