Byker Broz

Around 50 Byker Broz motorcycle club members were at the annual Anchor of Hope “Cruz In” Sept. 12 to help fund scholarships and resources for children with a disability for camps and other needs. This is the third year the club has helped the organization with proceeds from the ride so far amounting to over $8,000 with donations still pouring in. 

The club’s president Hard Rock said the kickstands were up at 1:30 p.m. and the ride followed a route from Forsyth to Roberta to Perry then back to their clubhouse in Warner Robins.

The executive director of the Anchor of Hope Foundation headquartered in Forsyth, Carrie Owen, says the foundation helps children facing developmental disabilities across the state of Georgia in many ways including $250 scholarships to help cover the cost of therapy, equipment, and other resources not covered by insurance or Medicaid.

The Christian organization was founded in 2007 by Steve and Debbie Harbin after their son was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. They have a desire to help other families facing disability and know the difficulties and disappointments in raising a child with special needs. 

The foundation will sponsor the Autism Awareness Festival, set for April 24, 2021 and will feature a 5k trail race/ family fun run, resource, craft & educational posts, vendor & sponsor recognition posts, and entertainment videos.

The Anchor of Hope Golf Tournament will be hosted at River Forest on Columbus Day with proceeds allowing the organization to develop new programs. For information, please visit

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