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Biker Group Fights Against Child Abuse

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GRAYSON COUNTY AIRPORT--A group of Texoma bikers aren't just riding for fun--they're riding to fight child abuse.

The Sherman chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse held a benefit Saturday at the Grayson County Airport to raise awareness. BACA is a mentoring and empowering service for children who have been abused emotionally or physically.

The local organization has one child adopted in Denison and one in Sherman.

"We want these kids to know that we're there. We're ready to go, and we'll do whatever we need to do to protect them from harm," Ralph Turner said. "You know from emotional harm, and so by being there, being available when they need us."

"When a child has gone into their adult live and they see us down the road, and they stop us, and they say, because of you, I"am a better person," Trisha Bradshaw said.

The biker group takes in children up to the age of 18. When a child is adopted, he or she receives a certificate, vest and road-name.

There is no timeline for a child to be under the wing of BACA. Some riders say that they stay with their adopted children until they're not needed anymore.

Jen French, KTEN News