Motorcycle Club Raises $25,000 for Windsor Food Bank
The Sober Sons Motorcycle Club has raised more than $25,000 for the food bank at Windsor's Downtown Mission.
Frenchie Aligarde and George Winnie founded the On a Mission for the Mission Motorcycle Ride to raise money for the mission's food bank, but after 10-years they passed the torch on to the Sober Sons.
Member Gary Boissonneault says the club consists of recovering addicts who share a love for motorcycles and want to give back to the community.
The club not only surpassed its goal of $20,000, but they also managed to more than double last year's total of $10,000.
Boissonneault is proud of the club and the community for stepping up to support the cause.
"We're grateful to have the opportunity to take it over because part of our mission is to be out there giving people hope," he says. "This community is amazing. I don't care how many times you go back, people are always willing to help."
Bissonneault says the goal now is to keep the momentum going.
"The donations from corporations, from individuals that contributed to this, if we can match that next year, we'd be more than pleased," he says.
More than 300 motorcycles hit the streets for this year's ride.