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Buddy Roe’s 9th Annual Bike Ride for Richmond County Special Olympics

Buddy Roe and Sarah Thompson, 2017
Photo courtesy of Buddy Roe’s

ROCKINGHAM – William “Buddy Roe” S. Roebuck passed away January 1, 2018. He left behind a legacy that continues to support an extraordinary event, Richmond County Special Olympics.

The history behind his support of the event began with his niece, Lisa Homer, who is an active participant in Special Olympics. The event has grown in the nine years his business, Buddy Roe’s, has held the fundraiser.

Sarah Thompson, the bike ride organizer, and Casey Smith, of Buddy Roe’s, are excited, for the ninth year in a row, to take part in a fundraiser for this special event. Buddy Roe’s bike ride for special Olympics will take place Saturday, May 5. Registration is at 11:00 a.m. Kickstands up at 1:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will take place on Sunday.

In addition to the ride, there will be an auction, t-shirts, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. There will also be BBQ or chicken plates for $7.00 each.

This year, the event will begin at Buddy Roe’s, 188 Billy Covington Road Rockingham. In addition to continuing the legacy, this particular ride will be a tribute to Buddy Roe’s memory as well.

Thompson stated, “100 percent of the proceeds for the ride will go to Richmond County Special Olympics.” Thompson is asking that everyone in the county come out to help make dreams come true for those special individuals.

The event is being sponsored by numerous businesses and organizations. Sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. The deadline for sponsorships is coming up soon, on April 10. Sponsorships are $100 and include 2 t-shirts and 3 dinner plates. Also included is a name, business or club on event t-shirts.

Registration is $15.00 for a single rider or $20.00 for a double rider.

All proceeds will be taken to the Special Olympics Spring Games on May 8 and given to Theressa Smith, local program coordinator.



For more information on Buddy Roe’s Bike Ride for Special Olympics, contact Sarah Thompson at 910-299-6311.

For more information on the Richmond County Special Olympics, visit  Richmond County Special Olympics


Spring Games

May 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Richmond Senior High School

N US 1 Hwy Rockingham, NC

(Rain date is May 10)

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