One of the promises I made to myself (and my supporters) when I started So Local Pasco was that I would go anywhere, and talk to anybody that was working to make a positive impact on the people of West Pasco County. There is not one group of do-gooders, out there…There are dozens of those groups. Some are business leaders, some are (believe it or not) politicians, some are just plain folks. I think, at some level, what is wrong with us, as a people, is the idea that only one kind of person, or group, can make a difference. I hate generalizations and stereotypes. What some people call “Political Correctness” I call “Respect for All People”.
Now, there was a time when the PERCEPTION of bikers was that they were all criminals, anti-social, and on drugs. Of course, some were(and are)…But that also describes some real estate agents, attorneys, and politicians, too. I’m going somewhere with this, trust me.
When I lived in Canada, I had the great fortune to meet members of an outcast, weird, extreme sports club, called Coast Longboarding. They were young, scabby, sweaty, crazy, weird and AWESOME. Ringleader Bricin Lyons puts on one of the world’s most important skateboard events, every year. He also raises tons of money for cancer research, and gives away toys, clothes, and other goodies to the homeless in Vancouver, every year. He is one of my heroes.
So when I find a group that is doing the good work, I don’t worry about how they look, or how loud their bikes are, or how salty their language is. I ask: Are they doing good in the hood? Then I ask: How can I HELP THEM.
So, here we are.
We start our new week off with another great charity event, being put on by people doing good in our neighborhood! For the second time, we check in with the good folks at FBHFB…Which stands for Florida Bikers Helping Florida Bikers. It’s no accident that this is happening, because they are keeping their calendars chock a block FULL of fun, worthy events, and we live to share them with YOU!
Click on either the image, above, or the GREEN text near the top to read their mission statement.
The event in the podcast benefits Rockin’ Horse Farm, and their Horse Connection program, which provides equine therapy for kids AND adults with special needs and disabilities. It does NOT get any more meaningful than that.
The event will include a breakfast rendesvous at The Handle Bar in Hudson, then a ride out to the farm, then a hoot and holler fundraiser at The Hideaway, with live music, raffles, and a live auction. To contact Tina for information, I suggest emailing her at:
Oh, one more thing: Tina has asked that we publicize that CORPORATE sponsors are needed to help with some larger projects at Horse Connection. If you own a local business, please contact her and see what you can do to help out!