More than 8,000 bikers, motorcycle enthusiasts and music lovers gathered last month at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale for the 5th annual Bob's Biker Blast where they had fun and raised money for a good cause.
The event raised $250,000, including a donation from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, for Phoenix Children's Hospital. In the past five years, Bob's Biker Blast has raised more than $1.7 million for the hospital, demonstrating the generous spirit of the motorcycle community.
"I continue to be inspired by the support of Mr. and Mrs. Parsons and those who attend Bob's Biker Blast," Craig McKnight, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Phoenix Children's Hospital, said. "The money raised not only helps us fund vital programs and services for our patients, but the outpouring of support from his companies and the biker community show true dedication to sick and injured children around the Valley. We are truly grateful for their support."
Bob's Biker Blast celebrates the diversity among motorcycle enthusiasts and the positive impact they have on the community. The event began with 500 bikers riding from Phoenix Children's Hospital to Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. Later in the evening, guests enjoyed music from Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan and Kellie Pickler.
"Bob's Biker Blast is an off-the-charts celebration of music, motorcycles and our community," entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons said. "It's also about helping the good folks at Phoenix Children's Hospital, which Renee and I are proud to support. Thanks to the generosity of the local biker community and all those who make this an outstanding event, we were able to do a lot of good for a lot of kids in a single day."