Hometown Heroes celebrates 10 year anniversary

Published: Sep. 15, 2011 at 12:27 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 25, 2011 at 1:18 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Ever heard of Hometown Heroes?  Ask anyone who is in the group and they'll tell you they're just a bunch of "big kids helping little kids."

The non-profit is getting ready to celebrate its 10-year anniversary by giving a police-escorted motorcycle ride to two local children.

It'll be an 80 mile bike ride. Hometown Heroes often gives escorted rides to sick children in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.

The organization is made up of lots of current and retired law enforcement in both areas.  

This 10-year anniversary event will be the biggest bike ride yet. It starts Friday at the Texas Roadhouse in Matthews... every kid they've ever helped in ten years will be invited. They will also recognize those who have lost the battle.

The ride will start with Mecklenburg County Sheriff Chipp Bailey and the full police-escorted ride leaving from Uptown Charlotte at 7:05am sharp.

Union County Sheriff Cathey will pick up the ride at 7:30am and then at 9:30am, Sheriff Riley and the Concord Fire Department will be leading the escort.

They'll take the two children back to school in Cabarrus County.

For more information, go to  They also have a Facebook page, under "Hometown-Heroes, Monroe NC."

Click the attached video to see the preview of this even on WBTV News at 10:00 on CW 46 (WJZY).