Slow Rollers host Dugard fundraiser |

Slow Rollers host Dugard fundraiser

A “Freedom Party” in honor of the discovery of Jaycee Lee Dugard will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 outside the Tudor Pub.

Three bands will perform at the free event – Lavish Green, the Cash Only Band and the Dave Medina Band.

“The Freedom Party will be an annual event for the Slow Rollers,” said organizer Mark Cutright.

More than 20 raffle prizes will be offered, including a new, pink Electra Beach Cruiser. Funds raised at the event will be given to Dugard’s family.

Everyone who attends the Freedom Party will be asked to sign an open letter to Dugard, who was 11 years old when she was kidnapped on her way to a South Shore bus stop in 1991. She was discovered alive last month in Antioch, Calif.

“The open letter is a tangible item for her to know how we feel,” Cutright said.

Food and drink specials will be offered by the Tudor Pub.

Created in 2005, the Slow Rollers is “a bicycle social club that promotes riding bicycles, living at a slow pace and having a good time.”

The slow rollers has an annual poker run to raise money to purchase new bikes for South Shore children.

The Freedom Party should not confused with the “Building New Bridges” fundraiser for Dugard at the Horizon Casino Resort from 2-7 p.m. on the same day.

The “Building New Bridges” fundraiser for Dugard on Sunday at the Horizon Casino Resort will include an appearance by Dugard’s stepfather, Carl Probyn.

Probyn is excited about the event and “wants the opportunity to thank all the volunteers who have helped for the last 18 years,” said Kathie Garcia, one of the event’s organizers.

Probyn learned of the event through a South Shore resident who is a friend of Dugard’s family, according to Garcia.

Tickets for the event may be purchased through Tickmaster or will be available at the door.

– Elaine Goodman

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