Sue Scheff: World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run – Making a Difference for Children

It is National Make a Difference to Children Month and a perfect time to ride for a good cause!  July 17th begins the “World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run” is leaving historic St. Augustine and heading to Alaska to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit Ski-Hi Institute.

Ski-Hi supports the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind located in historic St. Augustine, which serves deaf and blind children from across the state.

Follow the bike ride here.

The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind has been part of St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, since 1885.  It is the largest school of its type in the United States. The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind parent/infant program has been using curricula and training programs developed by Ski-Hi for over 15 years.

Source: News4Jax

A bit of trivia about The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind: Ray Charles, famed musician that lost his sight at the age of seven, attended this school from 1937 to 1945, where he learned piano, and later clarinet and alto saxophone, compose for big bands, as well as learning to read and write music in braille. Ray Charles died on June 10, 2004.

Pictured above, the original school in 1885.  Read more.