For those who don’t know, The OCC Foundation is a New York not-for-profit corporation and is the charitable arm of the custom motorcycle shop, Orange County Choppers. It seeks to both maximize its charitable efforts by giving up to 100% of the money it raises each year to qualified charities and wants to give its supporters a voice in selecting deserving charities.
The foundation is currently working with the FBI to raise money to benefit the opening of the Center Of Hope in the OCC hometown of Newburgh, NY. The Center for HOPE will be a safe alternative for at-risk youth subjected to daily violence and gang activity right outside their homes. It will be a place for youth and parents to interact and strengthen relationships.
To raise money, the OCC Foundation announced a motorcycle raffle and is selling 10,000 tickets at $20 each. They are available for purchase through the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County and its partners, including Orange County Choppers. Tickets can be purchased at the OCC Retail Store & Showrooom at 14 Crossroads Court, Newburgh, NY, by calling toll-free to 1-877-608-BIKE or at The OCC Foundation. In addition to the ‘Stop the Violence’ chopper, Orange County Choppers is building a custom FBI themed bike which will debut on American Chopper on TLC on Thursday, September 23 at 9pm ET/PT. The ‘Stop the Violence’ Greenie bike will be on display for the length of the raffle in OCC’s Retail Store and Showroom and the raffle drawing will take place there on March 19, 2011.