STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Saint Joseph Parenting Center will host the inaugural Newsboy One fundraising bicycle ride on Saturday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Shippan Point in Stamford. All proceeds from the event will fund the center's parent education and child protection programs and services.
“Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the U.S. involving more than 6 million children," said Measi O’Rourke, founder and executive director of the parenting center. "Child abuse and simple neglect is a huge challenge across our county and even in Fairfield County. Saint Joseph Parenting Center works to educate the parent to protect the child. Our programs comprise parenting education classes including one solely dedicated to fathers, our 'Dads are the Difference' series along with case management for clients."
The "single speed" ride begins at Our Lady Star of the Sea at 1200 Shippan Ave. and follows a three mile outer loop of the Shippan peninsula. The event will feature music, beverages, snacks, vendor booths and a pancake breakfast.
Riders can compete in the Newsboy Family Ride or the adult or teen categories of the PowerRide Sprint. Trophies will be awarded to riders with the fastest times.
Donations to ride are $20 for teens, $35 for adults and $50 for families. The PowerRide Sprint is $60. Ride tickets are available for purchase online at eventbrite.
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