WINNSBORO — Twenty-five youth in Winnsboro have new kicks for the new year thanks to an outreach project from the Go Hard Riders motorcycle club.
Using funds raised at the group’s second anniversary party, the club purchased sneakers from Foot Locker and held a drawing Dec. 22 where 25 lucky youth won sneakers in a drawing.
To enter, the youth or their parents had to sign up and send in a recent interim report to verify they attended Fairfield County Schools. Students had to attend the Fairfield County School district to benefit from the shoe drive, which catered to students age kindergarten through grade 12.
“There were 25 winners, one pair for each day of December up until Christmas day. We wanted to give the children something that they could use,” said Linda Tucker, co-founder of the Go Hard Riders motorcycle club. “I think each Member enjoyed making the children smile this Christmas.”
The club was founded in November 2011 by Tucker and Willie (Bo) Johnson. There are approximately 27 members including Linda Tucker, Willie Johnson, Wade Bell, Marvin Robertson, Earl Green, Clarence Pauling, Dennis Davis, James Coleman, Jordan Belton, Jimmy Walker, Ms. J, Keith Green, Lorenzo Stroman, Marlo Pauling, Michael’a Stevenson, Moses Taylor, Pat Oliver, Potese Hollingsworth, Quentin Ford, Quentin Seibles, Reginald Gibson, Richard Jackson, Rod Watkins, Sherman Gibson, Stephon Willingham, and Travis Boyd. The club has 10 sponsors: Attorney Kenneth Anderson, Nelson’s Funeral Home LLC, David’s Florist, T & W Towing, IMO Omnitrition-Becky Boulware, Big Q Truckn, Woodard’s Logging, Russell’s Trucking, Mr. Let’s Get It Entertainment and Johnson Lawn Care.
The nonprofit Go Hard Riders group plans to do more community outreach in 2014 with a laptop computer giveaway in the summer.