The local chapter of the Blue Knights motorcycle club recently provided numerous local foster children with Christmas gifts with a little help from L & L Motorsports. The toys were donated to Troup County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), who oversees over 150 local foster kids. The Blue Knights have adopted CASA as their primary charity cause that they support due to the much needed work that they do for local children.
The Knights were given a kids ATV by L & L Motorsports, but rather than giving it to one child, the motorcycle club raffled off the small four-wheeler and used the proceeds to by dozens of toys for the CASA kids.
The local branch of CASA oversees a total of 157 foster children in Troup-Heard County area.
The Blue Knights and L & L Motorsports were among many others who helped provide gifts to the foster kids. Toys for Tots, the Empty Stocking Fund, and many other organizations help needy children get something under the Christmas tree each year, but many forget that foster families don’t often have extra money during the holidays. Fortunately, the Knights are there to lend a hand and open their wallets. Many of the raffle tickets were bought by club members themselves. CASA is a non-government nonprofit agency that advocates for the best interest of Troup and Heard counties’ abused and neglected children. CASA develops and supports court-sanctioned, community-based affiliate programs that provide trained and supervised volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings. The Blue Knights is a nonprofit fraternal organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement officers who enjoy riding motorcycles. In addition to getting together over a love of riding, Blue Knights raise money for charity and support motor-safety programs in high schools. The Blue Knights are currently preparing for their annual bike-jeep fundraiser ride, which also benefits CASA. The annual ride is scheduled for March 24 and will once again start at the Elk’s Lodge on South Davis Road in LaGrange.