Binger to greet fans at Flat Rock fundraiser

FLAT ROCK A local celebrity is returning home to help raise funds for an organization close to her h
Janet
May 24, 2010

FLAT ROCK

A local celebrity is returning home to help raise funds for an organization close to her heart.

Brittany Binger, Playboy magazine's June 2007 Playmate of the Month, is the featured guest at Saturday's fundraising event -- The Roar at the Rock -- at Flat Rock Care Center.

Binger's cousin had lived in the home for several years. Her aunt was a student at School of Hope in Fremont -- a school for special needs children -- and her grandmother served on its school board.

"I just love kids and was glad to help out when asked," said Binger in an e-mail Wednesday.

Fans will get to meet and greet Binger from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will also present three awards to the winners of the bike show contest at 12:45 p.m.

A bike show and poker run are the day's main attractions. All money raised at the event will benefit the children at the care center.

The event is organized by non-profit group ABATE of Ohio Inc. Region 7. ABATE stands for American Bikers Aimed Toward Education.

"We're all about accident prevention," said Ken Herman, ABATE coordinator for Seneca County. "We're out to spread awareness for bike safety on highways."

This is the first event of the year in Seneca County for the non-profit group.

"We wanted a good, strong takeoff," said Herman about the group's first fundraiser.

Herman said he wanted to get Binger involved because of her ties to the area and her connection to the care center.

Food will be catered by the Sports Hut restaurant and Oldies Radio 92.1 The Wolf will broadcast live from the event.

"People can hang out and enjoy the chicken dinner," Herman said.