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Brotherhood members ride for St. Jude’s at charity event

Riders head to Harold’s Country Club.

About 50 bikes and twice as many riders participated in the Brotherhood of Heroes St. Jude’s Benefit Ride Saturday, which started at Birdie and Sharon’s on Highway 15 North, at about 1 p.m. Saturday. Riders traveled to Harold’s Country Club in Yemassee, then returned to Birdies and ate, participated in drawings, a silent auction, a tattoo contest, and listened to three different bands.

Tony “Buck Wild” Buchanan is the club’s president.

“The Brotherhood of Heroes Motorcycle Club is a charitable organization that helps people in need, said State President and Founding Father Tony “Buck Wild” Buchanan. He is a local resident, as is fellow member and Club Secretary, Bill Kofron. “This club was founded in 2009. Three of us were in another club, which required members to drive Harley Davidson motorcycles. Therefore, we formed this club, which allows any type of bike, as long as the motor is 500 CCs or better. Members also must be in good standing with law enforcement.”

The last stipulation means a lot to Buchanan, because he is a law enforcement officer working out of the Ridgeland area. “We ride to benefit veterans, sick and injured children, schools, virtually all kinds of charities,” he noted.

On Sunday, Buchanan said his organization made $2,900 that will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Rick Tobin, Editor (434 Posts)