A Father's Day motorcycle ride organized by a Gloucester Sheriff's Office investigator raised $1,500 for Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Jake Forehand, one of the investigators on the case involving the girl kept in a makeshift cage in a darkened bedroom, said 45 riders made the benefit ride.
Forehand was spurred to sponsor the event after desiring to help the girl kept in the makeshift cage. She is being treated at CHKD in Norfolk and her condition continues to improve.
Considering the threatening weather and that it was Father's Day, Forehand said it was a great turnout. The ride went from Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson in Yorktown to Knuckleheads Roadhouse in Virginia Beach.
At the end of the ride, a representative from CHKD was given a large "Thank You" banner signed by all the riders.
"Riders and diners who were not in the ride also made donations," Forehand said. "The weather held out for the ride to Virginia Beach ad the consensus from all of the riders was that it was a great event."