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Fort Myers Harley-Davidson & Lee County Sheriff's Office Partner, Rebuild/Raffle Motorcycle
A group of seven local teenagers in the Sheriff's Youth Activities League worked with technicians at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson to restore and raffle off a 1959 Harley-Davidson Pan Head that had been seized by the Sheriff’s Office, netting $20,000.
Starting from an idea Fort Myers Harley-Davidson technician Kyle Kelly had, the group spent eight months refurbishing the classic motorcycle. Once complete, SYAL members in the T.O.O.L.S. (Teens, Outstanding, Occupation and Leadership Solution) program raffled off the bike.
Jim Cox of Kentucky won the motorcycle, but others received awesome raffle items as well. Larry Hunt of Punta Gorda won $1,000 cash from “Stay Alive Just Drive” and Allison Hussey of Fort Myers won a weekend stay at DiamondHead Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach.
“This build was important to us because it showcased so much of what is important to us – supporting the community, our youth and Harley-Davidson motorcycles,”
The teen build team included Dylan Shea, Geovanni Troche, Michael Wisniewski, Josh Hendry, Ty King, Michael Major, and Pedro Andrade.
ABOUT SHERIFF’S YOUTH ACTIVITIES LEAGUE
The mission of the Sheriff’s Youth Activities League (SYAL) is to fulfill the need for recreational, educational, cultural and social activities for the youth of our community by partnering with the Lee County Sheriff”s Office. For more information on the SYAL, please visit their website (http://www.leecountysheriffsyouthactivitiesleague.com/
ABOUT FORT MYERS HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Fort Myers Harley-Davidson is located at 2160 Colonial Boulevard. Fort Myers Harley-Davidson has a strong commitment to motorcycle safety, veterans, as well as the community. For more information on this event or other local Harley activities, please call (239) 275-HOGS (4647) or visit http://www.hdfortmyers.com/