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Tallahassee HOG Riders Are Makin’ Bacon for FJJF

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Tallahassee, FL -- The Tallahassee Harley Owners Group, "HOG," has selected the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation as its primary charity. The group consists of almost 400 members from Leon County and surrounding areas. The group's support will help youths in the juvenile justice system as they work hard to build better lives.

"The Tallahassee Harley Owners Group feels it is important to perform meaningful charity work," said HOG Director Barry Lindquist.

"We are honored to be selected as the Tallahassee Harley Owners Group's primary charity," commented FJJF Board Chairman Barney Bishop, of Tallahassee. "It's great to see local organizations and businesses get involved. We are excited about the difference their support will mean to youths."

Tallahassee HOG has already made a $100 financial contribution to the FJJF, which was matched by the group's sponsor, Capital City Harley-Davidson, for a total contribution of $200, so far. The group plans to raise more funds by hosting their first-ever Poker Run, set for February 2011 in Tallahassee. Capital City Harley-Davidson owner Scott Higginbotham has volunteered his dealership as the starting point for the upcoming event. All proceeds will be donated to FJJF to help individual youths in the juvenile justice system get assistance that is necessary or helpful to their rehabilitation, but outside of the services offered by the state.

The Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation, Inc., is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit direct-support organization for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. FJJF’s mission is to solicit and steward private gifts that are used to help children in the juvenile justice system. For more information on how you can help, please visit http://www.djjfoundation.org.

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DJJ Secretary Frank Peterman Jr. receives a $200 donation to FJJF from Tallahassee HOG and Capital City Harley-Davidson. (L-R: HOG members Dan Beeman, Dave Grabow and Nathan Zaharis; DJJ Secretary Frank Peterman, Jr.; Capital City Harley-Davidson owner Scott Higginbotham; and DJJ Chief of Staff Christy Daly.)