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Ride for Missing Children stops at Forts Ferry

| September 19, 2014
Students hold up signs to encourage the cyclists in the 7th Annual Ride for Missing and Exploited Children.

Students hold up signs to encourage the cyclists in the 7th Annual Ride for Missing and Exploited Children.

The 7th Annual Ride for Missing Children in the Greater Capital District stopped at Forts Ferry Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 19.

The 100-mile ride visits local elementary schools to raise public awareness of the plight of all missing and exploited children and the need for child safety education.

Forts Ferry students donated $350 to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – New York (NCMEC-NY). The money was raised at the end of last year and the beginning of the current school year by asking students to contribute spare or loose change.

“It’s an honor to host the Ride for Missing Children and to be able to spread awareness of child-safety education,” said Forts Ferry Principal Candace Lobdell. “I’m also very proud of my students for their contribution to this great cause.”

The stop was a special one for rider Mike Connelly – his daughters Ava and Olivia attend Forts Ferry and were on hand to cheer him on.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” said Mr. Connelly. “I’ve done this for four years now, and we’ve stopped at so many different schools along the way. Now to be able to share this with my kids is fantastic. It really hits home.”

Click here to see view a photo gallery of the ride.

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