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Presented by Trantolo & Trantolo, the 4th Annual Channel 3 Kids Camp Benefit Ride is scheduled for July 8, 2012. Led by WFSB’s Grand Marshal Kevin Hogan and members of the Channel 3 Eyewitness News Team, the ride begins at TSI Harley-Davidson in Ellington and finishes at the Sun Valley Resort in Stafford Springs. Surrounding the ride are before and after parties with BBQ, prize drawings and contests, vendors, live music all day from a great lineup of bands, and meet and greet sessions with special guests.

Event registration and the pre-ride party kick off at 9 a.m. at TSI Ellington Harley-Davidson, Buell. Coffee and hot breakfast will be offered, and participants will have a chance to check out prizes, hear live music, and attend a meet and greet reception with Scot Hanley and Olessa Stepanova. By noon, the escorted ride commences. Participants travel on the beautiful and scenic roads of Connecticut and meet at the Sun Valley Resort in Stafford Spring.

The after party begins at 1 p.m. and is an open invitation event – to riders and anyone else interested. Barbecue, with foods donated by Bozzuto’s, Inc., will be served on the resort’s beach, and special guests, vendors, and the Trantolo Girls will be present. Attendees can participate in prize drawings, contests, and other fun activities and listen to live music from Arizona Maid, Quintera, Cold Train, and other acts generously donating their time.

A $1,000 TSI Harley-Davidson gift certificate, courtesy of Trantolo & Trantolo and TSI Harley-Davidson, is the paramount prize and is for riders pre-registered before July 6. Other options include a gas grill, motorcycle gear, gift certificates, and memorabilia, among other prizes.

The cost is $30 per bike or couple, and all proceeds go toward year-round programs at the Kids Camp. Helping every county in Connecticut and other locations throughout New England, the Channel 3 Kids Camp is an accessible and inclusive experience and currently serves 4,000 children between ages 6 and 16 with year-round programs.