Annual motorcycle ride to raise funds for Speech and Hearing Center

| Contact: Megan Archer, Assistant Director of Communications, 304-696-3916

The Scottish Rite Foundation Inc. and its masons will host the 4th annual RiteCare Motorcycle Benefit Ride Saturday, July 13, beginning at Black Sheep Harley-Davidson and ending at Milton VFW Post #9796.

All proceeds from the motorcycle benefit ride will benefit Marshall University’s Lackey-Oshel RiteCare Clinic, which serves children and their families who need financial support to receive speech, language and literacy services, according to Al Rigsby, event organizer and board member for the foundation.

"This annual motorcycle ride allows community members to get involved in making a difference in the lives of our children. Our RiteCare Clinic serves families all across the Tri-State who need financial assistance for their child’s speech and language needs," Rigsby said. "We look forward to this event every year and hope to have hundreds of riders participate."

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with kickstands up at noon. Cost to ride is $15 with a $5 fee per passenger. Food and drinks will be provided. Raffle tickets and T-shirts will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Jason Childers at 304-951-9698 or Shawn Manley at 304-373-7778. To learn more about the RiteCare Clinic at Marshall University, visit www.marshall.edu/mu-speech-and-hearing-center/.

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The Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Program at Marshall was founded in March 2002 as a part of the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC). In 2012, the program name was changed to the Lackey-Oshel RiteCare Clinic to honor the program founders, Ill. James H. Lackey 33° and Ill. H. Pat Oshel 33°.

The program provides a unique opportunity for children in the Tri-State to develop communication skills needed to succeed in life in a supportive, compassionate atmosphere. The mission of the program is to provide financial assistance for speech, language and hearing service provisions for children.