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Rides to Remember event returning to AMP Sept. 10
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Kids check out the luxury cars that came from Alpharetta to Dawsonville for the 13th annual Rides to Remember charity event for children battling cancer. - photo by Jessica Taylor

This weekend, Rides to Remember will return to Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, aimed at providing a day of fun and bringing a smile to the faces of childhood cancer patients and their families. 

The annual event serves to provide financial support to three area charities: Camp Sunshine, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House and CURE Childhood Cancer. During the event, childhood cancer patients are driven around the AMP racetrack in Ferraris, Maseratis and other exotic luxury vehicles. 

This year’s event will mark the 16th year of Rides to Remember, and for the first time, the top earners in the charity event will get to ride shotgun during the final laps with a renowned Ferrari race car driver, dubbed “The Pony” in a play on a mysterious driver from a popular British television show. According to a press release, the competition to ride with The Pony will pit Rides to Remember drivers and major fundraisers against each other to help raise $200,000 for the three charities. 

“The addition of The Pony will bring even more smiles to the children that deserve it most,” Ferrari of Atlanta General Sales Manager Craig Forbes said in the release. "We are always looking for ways to make the day as special as possible while helping us reach our fundraising goal of $200,000. We look forward to The Pony’s debut and to our winners and attendees finding out who is really behind the wheel.” 

The Pony’s identity will be revealed during the Rides to Remember event.

Rides to Remember will take place at AMP on Sept. 10. Participants will check in beginning at 9 a.m., drivers will arrive at 10 a.m. and the closing ceremony and pony laps will be at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will also be served by Ruby’s Recipes and Loaded Burger food trucks. 

For more information about Rides to Remember, go to https://ridestoremember.org/