Gold Wing Road Riders' "Bunny Run" Brings Easter Joy

06/10/16, 3:04 PM
Gold Wing Road Riders' Annual “Bunny Run” Brings Easter Joy to Hoffman Homes for Youth



Bikers from the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA), including both the Hanover PA-V the Carlisle PA-K Chapters, motored to Hoffman Homes for Youth on Saturday, March 19, to deliver dozens of stuffed animals to the children in residence, ushering in an early Easter to all the kids in care. 
        
The GWRAA is recognized as the world's largest single-marquee social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing/Valkyrie motorcycles, dedicated to fostering safe riding and enhancing the public image of motorcycling the world over. GWRRA members, often referred to as “the world's largest family,” support a variety of local charitable organizations, including several local hospitals and Hoffman Homes for Youth. The organization collects new stuffed animals throughout the year and then hand delivers them to children in need. This year marks their second visit to Hoffman Homes, a ride that means almost as much to the bikers as the children. Says Mike Prince, chapter director of Hanover's Black Rose Wings Chapter, “We want the kids to know that other people care about them…even as they're hurt or sick or struggling, they're not alone; we're thinking of them.” 


Mark “Woody” Woodfill, assistant chapter director, and this year's Bunny Run ride coordinator, heartily agrees. “We make our annual Bunny Run for the kids, for our love of community and our love of giving back,” he says. “It's all good.” Hoffman Homes for Youth CEO and President Mitch Snider couldn't agree more. “Their kindness means the world to our children, from the youngest kids to the older teens…every one of them loves seeing the bikes and appreciates being thought of. We couldnít think of a better way to celebrate Easter and commemorate the coming warmth of spring.” 


The GWRRA motto is “Friends for Fun, Safety, Knowledge,” and they are committed to spreading the word about motorcycle safety and awareness and improving their community-at-large. They are always looking for worthy causes to support, especially those organizations involving children and youth. For more information, please contact Mike Prince at MikeP@gwrrapav.org. To learn more about supporting Hoffman Homes for Youth in its mission to provide brighter futures for children with severe mental health and behavioral issues, please visit hoffmanhomes.com or call 717-359-7148 x4502.
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