(Beaver Falls, PA) Almost 200 people participated in the annual “Run For McGuire – A Special Ride For Special People” on Sunday August 6, 2017. Early estimates predict the fundraising total to be between $6500 and $7000 generated in net proceeds that will be donated to The McGuire Memorial Foundation from the motorcycle ride fundraiser. That is by far the best year for “The Run For McGuire”.
Here is a video of the 2017 “Run For McGuire”:
Prior to the start of the ride, a special opening ceremony was held with a Blessing of the Bikes by Father Michael Greb from McGuire Memorial, and local dignitaries including State Representatives Aaron Bernstine and Jim Marshall, Beaver Falls Police Chief John DeLuca, and Beaver Falls motorcycle patrolman and Police Escort, Jim Siget. Lead Bike instructors Brad Bailey and Richard Kosten then addressed the crowd gathered in front of WBVP-WMBA on 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls with particular points and notes of safety and caution for the ride.
The Ride made a stop at McGuire Memorial along the way to visit some of “God’s Entrusted Treasures” before heading back out for the second half of the ride and eventually arriving by thundering through the tunnel entrance to Big Rock Park In New Brighton around 1:45 P.M. for a picnic celebration featuring food from Texas Road House in Monaca, Beverages from Fischer’s New Brighton Foodland and Bottled water courtesy of Sam Spanos from Raymond James Financial in Beaver. After enjoying lunch, several Chinese Auction prize winners were selected and announced.
This was the fourth year that Beaver County Radio, WBVP and WMBA organized and sponsored the “Run For McGuire”. Each year the event has grown, almost doubling the amount of money raised in each of the past two years. Plans are already underway to stage the ride again next year on the first Sunday In August. For updates and news about the “Run For McGuire”, follow on Facebook.
Pictures from the 2017 “Run For McGuire”:
2017 “Run for McGuire – A Special Ride for Special People” sponsors include:
American Legion Riders Post 474, A.V.V.A. Chapter 862, Beaver Falls McDonald’s, Beaver Falls Police Association, Cycle Motion, Darlington Cycle, Double J’s Saloon, Fischer’s New Brighton Foodland, Hyatt-Fennell, LLC, Marbull’s Restaurant and Tavern, Mazzant Painting and Disaster Restoration, McMahon’s Cycle Sales, Penstan Supply, R.A.K. Enterprises, Richner’s Auto Coach, Rochester-Beaver Lions Club, Rochester Turners, S.B.M. Electronics, Skerlec Contracting, The Spanos Group of Raymond James Financial and Texas Road House in Monaca.