Motorcycling Fundraiser, March 29th 2014

Motorcyclists Take to the Streets to Help Hawaii’s Young People Break Free of Addictions


Andy Bumatai, Hawaii-based comedian and actor, to host the ride.

Motorcyclists were invited to ride with Hawaii actor and comedian Andy Bumatai from Honolulu to the Bobby Benson Center in Kahuku on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The ride was free and  followed by a fundraising concert to benefit the Bobby Benson Center’s Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to enable young people to participate in the center’s addiction treatment programs. The entrance fee to the concert at the Bobby Benson Center in Kahuku was $20, and entry wristbands were available for this amount before the start of the ride and at the center.

To join the ride, motorcyclists reported to Montgomery Powersports, located at 550 N. Nimitz Highway, on Saturday, March 29 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The motorcycle ride  started at 10:30 am and arrived at the Bobby Benson Center, 56-660 Kamehameha Highway in Kahuku, at approximately noon.

Live entertainment at the center included Kailua Bay Buddies and Taimane, and door prizes were given away on the grounds of the center from noon to 2 pm. Food was also available for purchase, with parking available nearby the center. 

The public at large were also invited to enjoy the concert at the Bobby Benson Center, 56-660 Kamehameha Highway in Kahuku from noon to 2 p.m. for a $20 entrance fee.

“The goal of the Bobby Benson Center is to return teens to their schools and communities with the skills to remain drug and alcohol free and to mature successfully in today's world,” said David Benson, the center’s founder and a member of the board of directors.  “We are excited about this fundraising event and appreciate the support of the community’s motorcycle enthusiasts and the general public,” he said.

The bikers arrive

Biker with Therapist Rachel Kekaula and Crystal Porter at the back

Staff Natalie, Wanda and Shyla at the entrance to Bobby Benson Center

Staff along with Founders Dave Benson and Merri Lee Corwin went to the "Perry & Price"