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Dean Guitars to Host "Ride for Dime Florida" Memorial Motorcycle Run to Benefit Kids Charity of Tampa Bay
posted on 2012-03-13
Tampa - On Saturday, March 31, 2012, family, friends and fans will honor Darrell Lance Abbott, better
known to most as "Dimebag" Darrell or simply "Dime" with a Motorcycle Run to benefit Kids Charity of
Tampa Bay, a nonprofit organization serving abused, abandoned and neglected children from the Tampa
"Dime," known for his work with the iconic metal band Pantera, was tragically taken from those who loved
him on December 8, 2004. Across the country, memorial motorcycle rides have been organized each
year in "Dime's" memory to raise awareness and funding for children's charities.
Tampa Bay will be the host of the inaugural "Ride for Dime - Florida". The memorial ride will begin at
Dean Guitars headquarters with registration opening at 10:00 A.M. Registrants will be treated to
entertainment and VIP tours of the Dean Guitars factory. The memorial Ride will end at Brandon Harley-
Davidson where all guests will enjoy a concert featuring LA GUNS featuring guitar legend and Dean endorsed artist TRACII GUNS.
Ride for Dime President Rob Eichelberger said, "We are very excited about expanding our rides to Florida
and at the same time helping abused children." "We are honored to have the Ride for Dime
organization select our charity for their support and introducing our mission to more giving individuals and
organizations like Dean Guitars," stated Wayne Witczak, Executive Director/CEO of Kids Charity of
Tampa Bay, Inc.
"Dime was and will always be a huge part of the Dean Guitars family. Dean Guitars is honored to host the
inaugural Ride for Dime Florida event. We care a great deal about the well-being of the kids in the Tampa
area and to be able to help the Ride for Dime organization benefit the kids in our backyard so to speak,
while paying tribute to Dime, is a great thing for everyone" said Dean Guitars CEO, Elliott "Dean"
When asked about the memorial rides held across the country and now in Florida, Dime's brother Vinnie
Paul responded "The ride does my brother proud and I appreciate it taking place in his memory."
There is a $20 donation to participate in the memorial ride and/or attend the outdoor concert.
Additionally, there will be a live/silent auction to raise additional funds for Kids Charity of Tampa Bay.
For more information about the inaugural "Ride for Dime - Florida," please
visit http://www.ridefordime.org or http://www.kidscharitytb.org .
About Kids Charity of Tampa Bay
Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc. is a non-profit organization of concerned individuals whose mission is to improve
the quality of life for foster children and foster families. Community Initiatives of Kids Charity of Tampa Bay
include; A Kid's Place, a Residential Care Facility for abandoned, abused and neglected children, Holiday Gift
Drives for foster children and families, Back-To-School Drives for foster children throughout the Tampa Bay area
and the Safety Net program, providing emergency support for foster families in crisis.