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October 5, 2003
ALBANY - Hundreds of bikers were meet by law enforcement as they rolled into Albany today. But, this meeting was a good one, as the annual Bikes and Badges poker run to benefit Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes revved up this afternoon.
"It's very impressive," Greg Jones of Albany said. "We enjoy riding with all these guys, people from Thomasville and all the surrounding counties to help us ride."
Jones is one of many riders who came from across the state to raise money for the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes.
"I tell you, it makes me feel great," Dougherty County Sheriff Jamil Saba said. "Because, I tell you, these motorcycle riders that come in here, they raise more money than anybody I've ever seen."
"If we're lucky, we're hoping to hit $30,000 today," Charlie Hough of Flint River Harley Davidson said.
Besides individual rider sponsors, barbeque was sold with all proceeds going back to the Youth Homes. The Clydesdales Band also performed for the crowd.
"We're trying to support the kids - raise them so they come out to be a good citizen, go to college and makes something of themselves," Saba said.
Each home, including the Sheriff's Boy's Ranch in Hahira, accomodates at-risk teens and are operated completely on donations from events like this.
"We need to give back to the community," Hough said. "That's very important to us. That's number one."
The event has already raised more than $20,000 and more money is still coming in, organizers said.