Benefit helps Roberts family

Published 11:38 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Members of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club made the most of a beautiful Saturday morning by not only riding through the Heart of Virginia countryside, but pooling resources together to raise support and awareness for a Charlotte County family.

The club presented a donation to Jacoby Roberts and his mother, Cassandra Roberts, family members of George Roberts during the event.

Aliased “Heavy G,” George Roberts is the charter vice president of the chapter.

The route for the ride traveled out of Drakes Branch to Keysville and Charlotte Court House.

Last July, George and Linda Roberts, of Drakes Branch, were involved in a devastating motorcycle accident while traveling home from Florida.

According to a press release from, which sponsored a fundraising campaign last year in honor of the Roberts family, “Linda and George were thrown from their motorcycle after suddenly losing control. Linda was found across the interstate under a guard rail, and George was unconscious after landing on his head. Both were rushed to hospitals to be treated for life-threatening injuries,” officials said in the release.

Buffalo Soldiers member Dearrion Snead said the efforts and donations are the “Buffalo Soldiers honoring its mission and vision.”

This effort is one of many the club has supported in recent months.