Ride and Run with The Stars is a holiday fundraising event initiated by the members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office to provide food, clothing, and toys for underprivileged and/or crime-stricken children and families.
The “Ride” began in 1993 at Fort De Soto Park and has been held there the first Saturday in December ever since. The Ride features cycling and running events, food, and special activities for children, such as a climbing wall, crafts, and a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves via the sheriff’s office’s helicopter, ensuring it’s an event children big and small cherish every year.
Ride and Run With The Stars is the largest law enforcement organized holiday charity fundraiser in the Tampa Bay Area and has raised more than $500,000 in donations and proceeds. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and staff appreciate your participation and donations to this very worthy community event.
Last year’s event took place December 3rd and was a record year for Ride and Run With The Stars.