Coming up on Sunday, May 1st at 10:00 a.m. is the 8th Annual PS3 Ronald A. Gill Jr. Motorcycle Run, and we here at Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk are proud to once again be sponsoring this wonderful event with a great cause.
The event, nicknamed “Ronnie’s Ride,” is a 100 mile motorcycle run beginning with a meetup at Cranston High School West and ending with dinner at the Cranston Country Club, all with a full police escort. Along the way, riders make stops at the RI Veterans Cemetery in Exeter and beautiful Scarborough Beach in Narragansett. All money raised by Ronnie’s Ride goes directly towards the PS3 Ronald A. Gill, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation which grants scholarships to students in Rhode Island and Southeastern New England.
This memorial scholarship was created in loving memory of PS3 Ronald A. Gill Jr., who was tragically killed in the line of duty on March 25, 2007 while training with the Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Team in Puget Sound. After his death, his parents were overwhelmed with bills for his student loans, and realized they could turn their tragedy into something positive by helping local students afford higher education. Since its inception in 2008, they have raised over $225,000 towards this goal.
Ronnie’s name and memory continue to live on through the Foundation. Ron Gill, Sr., Ronnie’s father, has a very important reason for wanting to do this: his granddaughter, Gracie, who never got to meet her father. “There is not any doubt in my mind as to what a great father Ronnie would have been to Gracie. It breaks our hearts each and every day to know that he is gone. Our job is to make sure he is never forgotten and that Gracie knows all about her Dad and that his legacy continues through the PS3 Ronald A. Gill, Jr Memorial Scholarship Foundation.”
Ron Sr. is greatly appreciative of long-time sponsors like Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk for their continuing support:: “Herb Chambers has been one of our biggest supporters. They bring in many donations, and without them, the Run wouldn’t be as successful. We’re forever grateful for all their support in making the Run the best it can be.”
We invite you to join us in supporting this local group. The 8th Annual Ronnie’s Ride Motorcycle Run is $25/person, and all proceeds go to the foundation. Not able to make the Run? You can still donate to this amazing cause! Remember, every little bit helps.
You can find out more info about the PS3 Ronald A. Gill Jr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation at their website, or pre-register for Ronnie’s Ride by contacting Ron Gill, Sr. at: 401.942.4799 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will also be open on the day of the race, starting at 8:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!
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