Motorcycle ride to benefit Hall deputy who lost family in wreck

The Military, Firefighter, and Cops (MFC) Motorcycle Club’s Smoky Mountain and Atlanta East Chapters are hosting the 6th Annual Charity Fundraiser and Mountain Ride at the Ridges Resort in Young Harris on Sept. 16. 

This year’s beneficiaries will be Deputy Patrick Neil Holzclaw of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and Operation Rally Point in Monroe, Ga. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to these beneficiaries.

Deputy Holzclaw lost his entire family in an accident on July 16 on Highway 365 at Mount Zion Road in Habersham County.

Operation Rally Point is a veteran-led nonprofit whose mission is to triage veterans in crisis and provide immediate access to lodging and additional services to veterans in need. 

Last year, the Smoky Mountain Chapter raised more than $30,000 in monetary contributions, food, and household products to support veterans, first responders and their families. 

There will also be food, fun, music, vendors, and a charity auction. 

This charity ride is not just for motorcycles. Organizers welcome all vehicles. 

Even those who do not ride are invited to come and support the cause and enjoy the family-friendly activities.

The event will be held rain or shine.

To support the event, reach out to Smoky Mountain President Steven Wentworth at (321) 377-4386 or member Jennifer Fitzgerald of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 768-9643.

All auction-related or monetary donations will be accepted. 

Registration will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 16 with KSU at 10:30. 

Festivities will last all day.