By: Gary Steelman
On November 19th, Red Knights Chapter 13 and STE Powersports held a benefit ride to honor Jackie Cheeks. Jackie was killed in a motorcycle accident on September 3rd of this year.
This Saturday morning was cool and the coffee hot, as the riders rolled in and signed up at STE. There were over seventy-five bikes and cars lined up for the ride as kick stands went up at twelve thirty. The ride was escorted by Iredell County’s Sheriff’s Department through the countryside to Sheffield-Calahaln Fire Department. There a spaghetti dinner was waiting along with tables full of deserts.
The after-lunch activities included door prize drawings and the 50/50. In memory of Jackie Cheeks, the Red Knights made Jackie’s wife, Lori Cheeks, an honorary member of Red Knights Chapter 13.
The Red Knights have also raised money for their Santa Claus Fund for children in the community. This ride and fund raiser will become an annual event. Thanks to all those who sponsored the event with food and door prize donations. I hope to see everyone here next year.