A motorcycle ride in honor of Meadow Pollack, one of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, will take place Saturday morning to pay tribute to the 17 lives lost in the tragic Feb. 14 shooting.
The motorcycle ride begins at 10 a.m. at Palm Beach Harley Davidson in West Palm Beach. “Ride for Meadow” will raise money for “Meadow’s Playground,” a park and garden dedicated to the memory of the 18-year-old and Parkland victims.
"This will not be any ordinary playground, this will be built for a princess,” said Andrew Pollack, Meadow’s father. “Instead of visiting my princess at a graveyard, I will sit on a bench in her playground and watch other beautiful children play.”
After the ride, the Pollack family will be hosting a fundraiser at their home in Coral Springs. The fundraiser, which will take place around noon, is open to the public and will include live entertainment, food, drinks, auction items and raffles. The fundraiser is an additional $20 per person. Proceeds will go toward the playground and memorial.
Check-in time for the motorcycle ride begins at 8 a.m. A complimentary pancake breakfast will be served. Those interested in participating in the ride can register at www.RideForMeadow.com.
“I’m looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow,” Andrew Pollack said on Facebook, adding that he would be making some announcements during the fundraiser event at 4300 NW 101 Drive in Coral Springs.
Andrew Pollack has been traveling around the state of Florida and the country, pushing for school safety in the aftermath of the shooting. For more information on #MeadowsMovement, visit www.RememberingMeadow.com.