UNION, NJ – It was Christmas in July Saturday night at Tiff’s Burger & Alehouse when the Garden State Ryderz Motorcycle Club and the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey got together to raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

A $20 donation included door prize tickets, cigar, and buffet.  “We have two events a year,” said Garden State Ryderz President Anthony Cavallo.  “We’re excited to give back to the Big Brothers Big Sisters.  We’re hoping to raise at least $5,000.”

Cavallo said their winter event raised funds for Special Olympics.  “Anything we can do to help, we do.”

“I’m a big believer in supporting local charities,” said Tiff’s Burger & Alehouse owner Shaun Ahern.  “These are a great group of guys.  I’m happy to help.”