PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (April 10, 2014) – Approximately 180 motorcycles rode through scenic Pasco County on Saturday, April 5 during the second annual Hittin’ the Road for Hospice, raising almost $11,000 for Gulfside Hospice.
The motorcycle poker run started at Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey and finished with a post-run celebration at Quail Hollow, where riders enjoyed food, entertainment, vendors and prizes. Bob Bull won $300 for having the best poker hand at the end of the ride, with Michael Petrillo coming in second place and Todd Foster in third place.
Gulfside Hospice recognized the two bike clubs that raised the most amount of money for the event. The Chrome Divas of Tampa Bay raised more than $4,500 for the event and the Motor Maids raised more than $700. The EMS Angels were also recognized for Best Club Participation.
“We are so grateful to everyone who came out and supported Gulfside at Hittin’ the Road for Hospice,” said Linda Ward, President and CEO of Gulfside Hospice. “Your support at events like this is what allows us to continue providing quality care to all of our patients in Pasco County, and make every day count for them and their families.”
The second annual Hittin’ the Road for Hospice was sponsored by:
• Classic Sponsor: Fran Haasch Law Group
• Chopper Sponsors: LOL Transport & Moving, SKY Powersports, Skydive City
• Cruiser Sponsors: Allstate – Paul Phaneuf, Christian Brothers Automotive, Faulkner Motorsports, GTE Financial, IERNA’s Heating & Cooling, T-Mobile, Trinity Memorial Gardens
• Media Sponsor: Tampa Bay Times
Gulfside Hospice, initially licensed in 1989, serves more than 350 patients daily. Gulfside employs over 250 professionals and has more than 550 volunteers, and is the only hospice that serves Pasco County exclusively. For more information, call 800-561-4883 or visit www.ghppc.org.