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13-261 “Ride & Run With The Stars” Celebrates 20th Anniversary In Support Of Families Who Need Help Over The Holidays

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s “Ride & Run With The Stars” is celebrating its 20th year supporting area families in need. The event was initiated and coordinated by members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Proceeds from the “Ride” benefit the Sheriff’s Christmas Sharing Project, which provides food, clothing and toys to families who need help over the holidays.

Register on line now to participate in the “Ride” at

“Ride and Run With The Stars” is set for this Saturday, December 7, 2013. The events begin at 8:00 a.m., and registration will be open at 7:00 a.m..

Ride and Run takes place at Fort DeSoto Park in south Pinellas County – near Tierra Verde and just off the Pinellas Bayway.

“Ride and Run With The Stars” is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Throughout the years the Pinellas County Sheriff’s “Ride & Run With The Stars” holiday fundraiser has assisted thousands of families, children and crime victims through the holidays.

The “Ride” offers cycling, running and walking events at Fort DeSoto Park. There is also a silent auction, a climbing wall, food, more giveaways, Christmas crafts for the kids, Sheriff’s Office displays, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus who arrive by Sheriff’s helicopter. Participants also have a chance to win high quality bicycles and sports equipment.

The family fun event is Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Fort DeSoto Park in south Pinellas County. All activities will be staged from The Fort picnic area. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m., with events starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration is $35. Registered participants receive a long-sleeve logo shirt, food and giveaways. Kids accompanied by registered adults are free!

Proceeds benefit the Sheriff’s Christmas Sharing Project. Sheriff’s Office members will shop for the items on wish lists submitted by approved applicants.

Visit to register or for more information. Help families who need help over the holidays.

To view the “Ride and Run With the Stars” PSA click the following YouTube link:

The “Ride’s” major sponsors are:
Barlas & Chambers, LLC
Bechtel Financial Services
Bright House Networks
Brown Insurance
Bicycle Outfitters
Dynamic Solutions
Great Bay Distributors
Gulf to Bay Air Systems
Island Way Grill
Olive Garden
Michelob Ultra
Pascia & Pascia Dentistry
Pepsi Bottling – Pinellas
Raymond James
Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Association
Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc.

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