PINELLAS COUNTY - Since 1993, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office "Ride And Run With The Stars" event has given hope to children and families in need. We have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to meet the needs of thousands of Pinellas County children during the holidays.
"Ride and Run With The Stars" offers cycling, running and walking events, including a certified 5K road race at Ft. DeSoto Park. There is also food, giveaways, children's crafts, Sheriff's Office displays, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The event is on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Fort DeSoto Park in south Pinellas County. All activities will be staged at North Beach near shelters 1 and 2. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. with events beginning at 8:00 a.m. Registration is $55 for the 5K Chipped Race and $50 for the 25 Mile Bike Ride, the 10K Family Bike Ride and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. Participants receive a bag with a long-sleeved logo t-shirt, swag and lunch.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Sheriff's Christmas Sharing Project. Sheriff's Office members will shop for the items on wish lists submitted by approved applicants.
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions:
Platinum Star Sponsor:
Northern Bloom Consulting LLC
Gold Star Sponsors:
Dynamic Solutions Group
Spa Manufactures, Inc.
Morgan Auto Group Helping Hand Fund Inc.
St. Anthony’s Hospital
Morton Plant Hospital
Silver Star Sponsors:
Abe’s Place Tap and Grill
Baystar Restaurant Group
Chick-fil-A Tampa Bay
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43
Bronze Star Sponsors:
Clearwater Towing Service Inc.
Department of Detention and Corrections Support Services Division
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties
Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund
Allied Universal Electronic Monitoring
DITEK Surge Protection
Captain Dean LaChance Sr. (Retired)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe White
Raymond James Financial
Media is invited to attend the event. Please direct all questions to Sergeant Amanda Sinni at Pinellas_SO_PIO@pcsonet.com.
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