Hogs and Heroes

Hogs and Heroes Foundation Maryland Chapter 8 President Steve Hannon, left, and chapter Vice President Bobby Cosh bask in the sunshine at the start of the Roar at the Shore rally on June 27.

Proceeds from prize ride extravaganza will go toward fallen police officer families

(Sept. 18, 2020) Piggybacking on the “unofficial” Bike Week in Ocean City, the charity-minded Hogs and Heroes Foundation is sponsoring a two-day, five-stop “Tour Around The Shore” prize ride extravaganza beginning today at 10 a.m.

Hogs and Heroes Foundation Maryland Chapter 8 President Steve Hannon said the event is intended to raise funds for the Maryland C.O.P.S. program that aids surviving family members of fallen officers.

“The whole program is to support Maryland Concerns of Police Survivors,” he said. “This is a continuation of our mission to raise money toward this great cause.”

The gathering commences today, Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bad Monkey in West Ocean City, located at 12902 Ocean Gateway.

“That’s where our startup spot is going to be and everybody can come down,” he said.

Two-, three- or four-wheel participants can register today until 3 p.m. at Bad Monkey. The cost is $10 and a stop map will be provided.

Riders can make pit stops for prize tickets on Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at partnering establishments, with the next spots including Higgins Crab House on 128th Street, The Original Greene Turtle on 116th Street and Bad Monkey’s Ocean City location on 58th Street. 

“You can pick up a free prize ticket at each one of these spots and you can do it over the two days,” he said. “You don’t have to do it all in one day.”

Additionally, Hannon said at each spot participants can make “Blue Bucket” contributions to support law enforcement and can also purchase additional prize tickets.

Prize tickets cost $1 each or $5 for six and $10 for a dozen.

The fifth stop brings the event full circle to Bad Monkey in West Ocean City, with a ticket drawing and after party kicking off at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Prize tickets must be turned in by 3 p.m. on Saturday.

“On Saturday at the West OC Bad Money we’ll draw these raffle tickets to see who wins the group of prizes that we have from each one of these stops,” he said.

Ticket holders do not need to be present to win prizes.

The closing bell for the Hogs and Heroes gathering will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Original Greene Turtle in Ocean City.

“Saturday evening we’re going to convene back to the Greene Turtle again where everyone will have the opportunity to meet with some of the local police officers, shake their hands and thank them for their service,” he said.

For more information about Hogs and Heroes, contact Hannon at seapro813@yahoo.com or call 410-977-5938.

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