Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Special Olympics “Team Up” for a charity bike race | Events
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with the Special Olympics to host the Inaugural Bojangles Charity Bike Race.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the Sept. 28 race at Sesquicentennial State Park benefits Special Olympics South Carolina and is a great way to raise money for such a worthy cause.
By participating in sports, physical fitness and healthcare education programs, Special Olympics South Carolina athletes increase self-confidence and social skills, improve physical and motor skills, and have better success in leading more productive and independent lives, Lott said.
Special Olympics South Carolina provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The race is open to the public.
The event is sponsered by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Special Olympics South Carolina, Bojangles, South Carolina State Parks, Knights of Columbus, and Summit Cycles.
The race will start at 9 a.m. with a $20 pre-registration fee (pre-registration forms with check or money order must be postmarked no later than Friday, Sept. 20). Registration fee on the day of is $25.
Check in and registration on Saturday, Sept. 28 will begin at 8 a.m. Age limit is 14 and up (parent of racers under 18 must be present to sign the waiver). Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female racers in the Junior and Adult categories; one will also be awarded to the Top Team (any 4 racers may form a team).
For more information and to receive a pre-registration form email: BojCMBR@gmail.com. You can also contact Deputy Debo Hayes at 518-6022 or Sue Maner at Special Olympics (772-1555; ext. 304)