For Immediate Release:
August 25, 2011

Media Contact:
Olga Vega
OlgaV@miamidade.gov
786-258-1635



Fundraiser to bring motorcyclists and baseball fans together to benefit pediatric cancer patients

4th Annual Kids & Families Bike Run sponsored by Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Florida Marlins, Comcast and Peterson's Harley Davidson

 


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Baseball and motorcycle enthusiasts can both enjoy a unique day of fun - and all for a great cause. Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz is sponsoring the 4th Annual Kids & Families Bike Run on Saturday, September 3, 2011. Participants will join a police-escorted bike run to Sun Life Stadium, where they will later be able to watch an upcoming Florida Marlins game. Proceeds benefit the Kids & Families Foundation, which helps local children undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses.

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. at Peterson's Harley Davidson South, 19825 S. Dixie Highway. Bikers will travel over 30 miles in the police-escorted ride to Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Boulevard, where they will enjoy a fun-filled party featuring food vendors, drinks, a car show, bike contest and a pre-game tailgate party, featuring a performance by The Dirty Pearls. An exciting match-up between the Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies will follow, including a post-game concert.

Tickets start at just $20 for outfield terrace seats, and $30 for field box. All tickets include the ride, pre-game party, the Marlins vs. Phillies match-up, and the concert, as well as a donation to the Kids & Families Foundation.

"The Kids & Families Foundation is an organization that has helped so many children while they fight serious illnesses by making their treatment a little easier with toy drives, care packages, and scholarships," said Commissioner Diaz. "Every year, we get a great crowd riding through Miami-Dade to help these kids and we want this year to be bigger and better."

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit marlins.com/motomadness. Deadline to order through this offer is 12 p.m. on Friday, September 1. Use special offer code MOTO and select either Field Box or Outfield Terrace. For more information on the bike run event, please contact Rene Sardina at 786-486-6066.


 
Who: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Florida Marlins
Peterson's Harley Davidson South
Comcast

What:4th Annual Kids & Families Bike Run

When: September 03, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

Where:Peterson's Harley Davidson South
19825 S. Dixie Highway, Miami
Starting point of Bike Run

Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Boulevard, Miami Gardens
Ending point of Bike Run, site of pre-game tailgate party, Marlins vs. Phillies game, and concert


 

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOSE PEPE DIAZ DISTRICT 12
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 320 Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 375-4343

 

It is the policy of Miami Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305-599-1200 at least five days in advance.