Spirit of Alabama: T-Town Punishers focus on doing good
When you hear the name T-Town Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, it might not bring “charitable giving” to mind, but that’s exactly what this group keeps at the forefront of its mission. In fact, their motto is “Service For Others.”
“A lot of people are confused when they think motorcycle club,” said T-Town Punishers member Tyler Hodge. “They think we’re the guys who always want to go to a bar and fight everybody. That’s not what we’re about.”
Instead, they’re focused on supporting first responders.
“We’re easy, we’re normal, everyday people, we’ve got jobs just like every other civilian,” said member Dustin Cline. “We just do this to get together to give back to the community.
They do that by looking for needs and meeting them, like raising money for the family of fallen Tuscaloosa Police Officer Dornell Cousette, supporting care homes for children in need and anything else that comes to their attention.
Next up for the T-Town Punishers? A poker run for Hunt for Hope, an organization that takes terminally ill and disabled children on hunts to give them a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“It takes them out of the environment they’ve been in and lets them be a child for once,” Hodge said.
The festivities happening Aug. 28, aren’t just for motorcycle riders. Anything with wheels is welcome to take part in the ride, and there will be a raffle, silent auction and more. It begins at 12:30 p.m. at T-Town Harley Davidson in Cottondale, and their final destination is the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6022 in Cottondale.
If you’re interested in learning more or signing up for the poker run, click here.