‘Fundraiser Ride’ in south Fort Myers honors fallen officer, benefits scholarship

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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FWC Officer Julian Keen (Credit: FWC)

Stu’s Motorcycles in south Fort Myers will be hosting a “Fundraiser Ride” Saturday in memory of FWC Officer Julian Keen, who lost his life serving the community in Hendry County back in June.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the Julian Keen Memorial Scholarship, which benefits youth pursuing a criminal justice degree or a career in law enforcement.

There will be plenty of food and fun at the fundraiser, the focal point being the benefit ride in honor of Officer Keen.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ride begins at 9 a.m. at Stu’s Motorcycles and will return by 11 a.m. for the “Indian Motorcycles Great Summer Cookout.”]

There will be $2 burgers, brats and hotdogs, with all money earned through food sales going toward the Julian Keen Memorial Scholarship. There will also be free beer for those who are of drinking age.

From 12 to 2 p.m., there will be free axe throwing by Chuck it Axes. From 2 to 4 p.m, it will become $10 for 8 throws and $20 for 20 throws. A portion of the money earned from the axe throwing will also go to the scholarship in Keen’s name.

The event is brought together in partnership by Stu’s Motorcycles, Chuck it Axes and Savage 4X4 Inc.

“Even though we can’t technically bring everyone together because of the pandemic, but riding is the best way to do that because it’s bringing people together while also being apart,” said Kaley Tyree with Stu’s Motorcycles.

If you purchase a motorcycle today, you’ll get $250 off and Stu’s will match each purchase and give $250 toward the scholarship fund.

Event tickets range from $10 to $20, which will also go toward the scholarship. To buy tickets, click here.

For more information, visit the Benefit Ride for Julian Keen Facebook page.

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