Butterfly Bridge Run will be held June 8

Published 11:59 am Friday, May 24, 2013

The second annual Butterfly Bridge Run will be held June 8 benefitting Child Protect Children’s Advocacy Center of Chilton County.

Local motorcycle riders are invited to participate in the ride, which will begin at 9 a.m. at Walmart in Clanton. A breakfast at Walmart will kick off the event, which will end at The Sandbar, located at 1 Marina Drive in Selma, where participants can purchase lunch and enjoy live music, drawings and door prizes.

Registration will be from 7:30-8:45 a.m. with departure at 9 a.m. The cost is $30 per bike and an additional $10 for a rider.

Jana Zuelzke of Child Protect said organizers are hoping for a large turnout of riders this year due to last year’s event having weather issues deterring the riders.

“We moved the event from a spring date to a summer date in hopes we wouldn’t have to deal with finicky weather like we did last year,” Zuelzke said. “This fundraiser is one of two main fundraising events for us so we rely heavily on the funds we make from this event.”

In October of this year, Child Protect will officially change their name to Butterfly Bridge, Children’s Advocacy Center due to becoming an independent advocacy center and no longer a satellite office of Child Protect, Children’s Advocacy Center based in Montgomery.

Child Protect, a non-profit organization, is the only Child Advocacy Center serving Chilton County and relies heavily on donations and fundraising events in the community.

Zuelzke said the idea behind having an event for motorcycle riders is most bikers have a large heart for children.

“Most bikers have such a big heart for the kids,” Zuelzke said. “They are always wanting to give back when it comes to kids and there are a lot of bikers in the area and surrounding areas so we thought this would be a good event for the community.”

Zuelzke said bikers from Chilton County are welcome to ride but the event is open to anyone who would like to participate.

The event also has sponsors from local businesses that help with costs and donations including Williams Transco, Boatright Companies, Walmart, Deramus Excavating Inc. and Performance Contracting, Inc.

Anyone interested in being a sponsor or for more information about the Butterfly Bridge Run can call Zuelzke at (205) 755-4205.

Butterfly Bridge Run Motorcycle Ride also has a Facebook page with more information about the event.