The Imagine Guild and Children’s Ride was founded in 1995 by Rick Baldwin. In 1974, Rick’s daughter Tessa was admitted to Children’s Hospital for treatment of third-degree burns when a coffee pot toppled on to her. Being a young father with limited financial resources, Rick benefited from the uncompensated care fund. Always wanting to repay the hospital for the care his family received, Rick combined his love for motorcycles with his gratitude to Children’s Hospital and the idea for Children’s Ride was born. Over the past twenty-four years, the Imagine Guild has grown from a few individuals to more than 40 men and women of all ages who share a love of motorcycles and a passion for helping children. Since its inception, the Imagine Guild has raised more than $5 million, providing care to hundreds of Northwest families.
Due to our extensive volunteer network, over 85 percent of our gross revenue is donated to the Hospital to support uncompensated care, and cardiology research. In 2005, Children’s Ride grew from a one-day to a three-day weekend event when the Imagine Guild Auction and Children’s Ride Posse debuted as a resounding success.
If you are interested in learning more about Imagine Guild and opportunities to participate, please contact Wendy Funicello at 509-467-8470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where the Money Goes:
Proceeds from Children’s Ride 25 Weekend benefit uncompensated care and cardiology research at Seattle Children’s, providing quality medical care to children of the Northwest. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and community supporters, the Hospital is able to continue this worthy mission. In 2018, Seattle Children’s provided $146 million in uncompensated care to children of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
The Imagine Guild is consistently a top 15 fundraising guild at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In our 25 year history we have raised more than $5 million for Children’s.