Benefit motorcycle run
Region - posted Jul, 01 2013
STAFFORD SPRINGS - The Marshall Tucker Band will headline a special fundraising concert to benefit a year-round camp that serves children from all over Connecticut. The Sunday, July 14 concert at Sun Valley Beach Resort in Stafford Springs, begins at 1:30 p.m., as part of the Channel 3 Kids Camp’s annual Motorcycle Benefit Ride. Connecticut’s own Shovelhead will open for The Marshall Tucker Band. The concert is expected to conclude by 6 p.m. The motorcycle ride and concert will take place rain or shine. Registration will begin for the motorcycle ride at 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at TSI Harley Davidson. The pre-ride party features live music, meet and greet breakfast reception with local tv personalities, special appearances and more. The ride is open to anyone and all brands of motorcycles. The escorted 37-mile motorcycle ride through the beautiful countryside of eastern Connecticut leaves TSI promptly at noon, led by Grand Marshal Kevin Hogan of WFSB Channel 3 and Co-Marshal AMA Pro Flat Track Racer Kenny Coolbeth. The ride ends at Sun Valley Beach Resort for the BBQ lunch and after-party beginning at 1 pm, and the 1:30 p.m. concert. Tickets for the outdoor concert include a barbecue chicken lunch and registration in the motorcycle benefit ride that starts earlier that day at TSI Harley Davidson in Ellington. Concert-goers are not required to participate in the motorcycle ride and can simply go directly to Sun Valley Beach Resort for the 1 p.m. barbecue chicken lunch and the 1:30 p.m. concert. Advance tickets for the day are $30 per person or $50 per couple; with day-of-event tickets at $40 per person or $75 per couple. Advance tickets can be purchased on line at www.channel3kidscamp.org, on the phone at 860-742-2267, or by going to TSI Harley Davidson, 398 Somers Road, Ellington, or Sun Valley Beach Resort, 51 Old Springfield Road (off of Rte. 190), Stafford Springs. Event e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. On event day, a limited number of tickets will be available at the concert at Sun Valley Beach Resort. One hundred-percent of proceeds will benefit year-round programs and services offered at the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover. The Benefit Ride and Concert will make it possible for all children to experience year-round camp programming without financial restrictions.