Pinellas Sheriff's holiday fundraiser "Ride and Run With The Stars" celebrating 20th anniversary

2:21 PM, Dec 3, 2013   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, Florida -- Time is running out to register for the Pinellas County Sheriff's "Ride and Run With The Stars" which is celebrating its 20th anniversary supporting area families in need Dec. 7.

Throughout the years, the holiday fundraiser has assisted thousands of families, children and crime victims through the holidays.

The "Ride" offers cycling, running and walking events at Fort DeSoto Park. There is also a silent auction, a climbing wall, food, more giveaways, Christmas crafts for the kids, Sheriff's Office displays, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus who arrive by Sheriff's helicopter.

Participants also have a chance to win high quality bicycles and sports equipment.

The family fun event is Saturday, Dec. 7, at Fort DeSoto Park in south Pinellas County. All activities will be staged from The Fort picnic area. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m., with events starting at 8:00 a.m.

Registration is $35. Registered participants receive a long-sleeve logo shirt, food and giveaways. Kids accompanied by registered adults are free!

Proceeds benefit the Sheriff's Christmas Sharing Project. Sheriff's Office members will shop for the items on wish lists submitted by approved applicants.

Visit to register or for more information. Help families who need help over the holidays.

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