The fourth annual Ohio Ride for Autism Poker Run will be held Saturday, July 27th at 10 a.m. at C&A Harley Davidson 7610 Commerce Place, Plain City. Event proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks, Make It Fit Foundation, Ingram Autism Research Center, Recreation Unlimited, the Autism Society of Ohio, and the Lettuce Work Foundation. 500-1000 participants are expected as event organizers hope to raise $30,000 for Autism Research. Proceeds will also help buy IPads for, Cookies for IPads to help kids with autism communicate with the outside world.
Registration begins 9 a.m. with a $10 entry fee at C&A Harley Davidson in Plain City, with the run ending at 4 p.m. at Quaker Steak & Lube on Lyra Drive in Columbus, with stops at The Waldo American Legion Post 605, Waldo Ohio, Recreation Unlimited in Ashley and The Mudflats Bar & Grill in Galena during the day. There will be activities and festivities at the finish line including a live auction, raffles, drawings and more.
This is the events fourth year and the Make It Fit Foundation is honored to have Boyd’s Tire & Service Centers, C&A Harley Davidson, Quaker Steak & Lube, Thunder Roads Magazine, Beckner’s Custom Cycles and Glassburn Body Shop as Official Event Sponsors.
Make It Fit founder Mike Hoover is overjoyed by the attention and support shown by the community. “I’m incredibly humbled by the outpouring of support and effort we receive from our volunteers, participants, sponsors, donors and the media. What makes The Make It Fit Foundation work are the people that give themselves to collectively make a difference and they see it happening around them. We’re moms, dads, friends, strangers and regular people that get together for a common cause and have fun doing it and it helps others.”
“With autism affecting 1 in 88 families the number of people whose lives have been impacted have grown astronomically. We feel that we’re all in this together and together we’ll do all we can to make the most impact possible with every dollar raised.”
The Make It Fit Foundation is 100% run by volunteers and every dime made, other than expenses does directly to areas where we feel we can make the biggest difference.
“It’s truly a humbling and almost spiritual thing to see hundreds upon hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts and bikers spending their precious time and money to do something good and 100% completely unselfish.”