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Motorcycle Rally for Local Children

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MEDFORD, Ore. — Motorcycle lovers form all over the Rogue Valley came out to the “Xtreme Bike Show and Street Party” in Medford on Saturday.┬áThe event showed off some custom bikes, all for a good cause.

For more than ten years, Thunderstruck Custom Bikes owner Mark Daley has put on the event. All of the proceeds going to local Boys and Girls Clubs. This year all of the proceeds will go to the Talent location.

“Every bit of money we get goes to the Boys and Girls Club. It all comes from our entry show. We get ten dollars per bike to enter in. We sell our vendor spots and we sell our trophies and last year we raised $14,600″ said event organizer Mark Daley.

With the announcement of the White City Boys and Girls Club closing, officials with the organization say it is essential that communities show their support.

“Our funding structure is built for community ownership of their organizations” said Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Diane Gilbertson.

Gilbertson says that the organization helps young students with their homework after school and provided more than 100,000 meals last year in the Rogue Valley.

“It’s a very sadden and unfortunate circumstance about White City. However, saying that, we are so excited that talent has just said this is our branch, this our community and we’re going to keep it here” said Gilbertson.