Big G Express more than doubles fundraising goal with motorcycle ride benefiting St. Jude’s
Posted: June 29, 2020
We are proud to announce the fifth annual Big G Motorcycle Ride benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was a roaring success! Our Big G riders and supporters raised $25,000 – which was $15,000 more than our goal this year.
Starting in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., kickstands went up at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, sending the 148 registered motorcycle riders approximately 75 miles to Monteagle, Tenn. where our fundraiser auction was held at Jim Oliver's Smokehouse Restaurant.
The weather and atmosphere were ideal according to Karla Butler, our Manager of Driver Recruiting and Driver Services. Butler said, “Everyone should do this! Put it on your bucket list! It was very powerful – the roar of the motorcycles. Everyone came together as a family."
Big G’s Vice President Deanna Phelps stated, "It was like a big family reunion. Everyone was relaxed and happy to support the kids at St Jude’s... absolutely wonderful day!”
All proceeds went to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help it continue to lead the way in how the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Big G driver and fundraiser organizer Tim Chelette was overwhelmed by
the turnout and donations. He posted a video sharing his excitement – and he didn’t even know the number would keep going up after that! He said, “If you were there, you know you really enjoyed your ride! We had a blast. It was awesome to see you all coming in, showing up and showing out!” said Chelette. “You brought your money, you brought your time, and donated to a great cause. St. Jude Children’s Hospital really does appreciate it, I do, and Big G really does appreciate it. We can’t do this without you.”
Chelette stated that the date for next year’s ride will be announced in October or November.
Thanks again to everyone who rode motorcycles, donated money, bid on auction items and cheered everyone on. We’re so proud of our generous and caring Big G family!
Posted by Tim Chelette on Monday, June 1, 2020