Motorcycles clubs ride to show support for Dawson's mayor
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
residents continue to show their support for 23-year-old Dawson Mayor
Christopher Wright, who was shot at his home in Dawson. Saturday, motorcycle
riders met for a benefit ride.
The bikers say they do more than just ride their motorcycles. This
weekend, they're supporting Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright and his family.
"Its very important, we come together for many reasons, but
this particular thing the solidarity that we have along with the brotherhood
and sisterhood that we have as clubs," said Willie Briskey.
Dozens of people from various South Georgia motorcycles clubs
gathered for the ride from the Albany Mall to Terrell County High School.
"The communities themselves have to pull together and this is
what were trying to show them. If these individuals bike clubs can pull
together, than by means, all communities can pull together," said Willie
Its been about two weeks since Mayor Christopher Wright was shot
in his Dawson home. As the investigation continues, these bikers are pitching
in to take some of the burden off the family.
"Every penny that we have goes to the family and their
endeavors as far as the bills,"
said Willie Briskey.
Close to 70 riders participated and whether they know Mayor Wright
or not, these riders say they're supporting him.
Members of the
Terrell County NAACP and close friends of Mayor Wright also participated.