Chrome City Ride Looks to Raise Money for the Benedictine School
Originally named St. Gertrude’s Academy, a school for girls, its roots can be traced back to the late 1800’s. In the 1950’s the Benedictine sisters recognized a need for a school that specialized in educating those with developmental disabilities, thus starting the school on the path it remains on today.
Fast forward over 60 years and the school has expanded quite a bit and now serves 64 students. 8 of which live in off-campus group homes and 52 who live on-campus with around the clock care, and 4 day students.
It can cost quite a bit of money to run a school like this. In fact, their annual operating cost is around $23 million dollars. The school aims to raise $2 million dollars each year to help with things such as tuition assistance, specialized equipment and other needs that aren’t typically covered under regular education funding.
On August 26th is the Chrome City Ride, one of the Benedictine School’s biggest fundraisers. All motorcycles, hot rods and custom cars are invited to attend this escorted ride leaving from various locations to the school. For more information on the Chrome City Ride visit their website www.benschool.org.