SAVANNAH, GA (March 21, 2014): The Savannah Chapter of National Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Clubs will present a check to the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire Saturday as part of its eighth annual Charity Event.

The 200 Club provides immediate financial assistance to the surviving spouse and children of area law enforcement officers and firefighters who lose their lives in the line-of-duty.

Buffalo Soldiers are a non-profit, family-oriented motorcycle club composed of active and retired individuals from military, law enforcement and other professional affiliations dedicated to motorcycling. Officers of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are among its members.

The ride starts at the Holiday Inn Express on Gateway Boulevard at Ga. 204 and Interstate 95 at 10 a.m. It ends at Johnson Square where there the presentation will be made to the 200 Club about 11:45 a.m. Riders pay $15 to participate.

The motorcycle club was founded to preserve the history of the Buffalo Soldiers U.S. Army regiments from 1866 to 1944. The club commemorates the 9th and 10th Calvary – the first African American units. The name was adopted by the members to express pride in accomplishments made during the decades following the Civil War.