Over 100 ride in first ‘heroes for the homeless’ motorcycle run

6/28/2016, 1:20 p.m.
Catholic Charities held its first hero ride for the homeless this weekend which included a scenic run to Ottawa.
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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet hosted its inaugural Heroes for the Homeless charity motorcycle run on June 25.

The event drew more than 100 riders for the scenic ride from Crest Hill to Ottawa (IL) and back. Following the event, an even larger crowd gathered at Abstract American Bar and Grill for an after-party featuring live music from School of Rock Mokena.

“Heroes for the Homeless was great fun,” said Kathleen Langdon, Catholic Charities’ Director of Development and Communications.

“And more importantly, it was a successful event which will help Catholic Charities continue to fund vital services to the poor within this community.”

Langdon stressed that Catholic Charities is grateful for their partnership with United Souls Motorcycle Association, the main sponsor of the event. Other event sponsors include Abstract American Bar & Grill, Knights of Columbus Joliet Council #382, Conrad’s Harley-Davidson, Urbasek Insurance Services Inc., DuPage Honda, Great American Bagel in Joliet, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More in Shorewood, and Law Tigers.

Proceeds from this event will help fund the programs and services provided by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, including those for the homeless, veterans, children, and seniors in our community.

For more information about Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, visit catholiccharitiesjoliet.org.