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Motorcycles clubs ride to show support for Dawson's mayor

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia 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 Briskey.

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.

 

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