‘Kickstands Up for Kids’ slated in Tenn.


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Kingswood Home for Children will host the second annual motorcycle benefit ride “Kickstands Up for Kids,” a fundraiser to support the non-profit, private children’s home beginning on Aug. 26. The police escorted ride will begin at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tennessee and end in Bean Station on campus of Kingswood Home for Children, at the bottom of Clinch Mountain.

Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m. and kickstands go up at 11 a.m. Riders can preregister for the event at www.kingswoodkids.org. The cost is $10 per rider and T-shirts will be sold for $15. The goal for the event is 1,000 riders.

Food vendors will be available at the end of the ride such as Holy Smokin BBQ, Sweet Smuckers Doughnuts, Smoky Mountain Snow and more.

Kingswood Home for Children brings healing to hurting children and families in Hisname. Beginning in 1943, Kingswood served as an orphanage, school and place of healing for children in the East Tennessee area. Serving children that have been abandoned, abused, neglected or displaced, Kingswood continues to be a place of healing today. As a residential home for children, the kids at Kingswood live in cottages where the whole child is ministered to including spiritually, emotionally, mental health, physically and educationally. Kingswood receives no state or federal funding and is 100 percent privately funded through individuals, churches, businesses, foundations and the United Way.

For more information, visit www.kingswoodkids.org or call 865-767-2121.

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