BMB Rockets Motorcycle Club

Alabama's Premiere Sportbike Club

Starla Ride VII Invitation

The BMB Rockets MC & Rockettes  request bikers to ride in their annual “Starla Ride”. Motorcyclist will come from across the Gulf Coast for a charity ride to show support on the first Saturday of February.  This ride is in memory of our fallen biker friend Richard E. Sims, Jr. Ricky was killed a few years ago by a drunk driver. We will meet at Coastal Alabama  Community College ( formerly Faulkner State) located at 1900 Hwy 31 South in Bay Minette, Alabama 36507.

The “Starla Ride” funds allow us to assist families in need and or award an outstanding senior from Baldwin County with our "Just Trust" Scholarship. Honoree, Starla Chapman will be present with her parents Korey & DeAndra Chapman of Bay Minette, Alabama. We are so blessed to have her in remission from cancer!

The cost is $15.00 for rider and $5.00 for passengers. Arrive early to register from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Please try to have correct change. This will speed up the registration process. Kickstands up at 12:00 noon sharp! It doesn’t matter whether you ride a sports bike, cruiser, Harley, or a chopper… Just Ride! All throttles will be twisting as bikers ride the scenic roads of Baldwin County. 

Traveling from:

Mobile, Alabama group leaving from TBA

Pensacola, Florida TBA

 

Donations  are needed (meat for grilling (sausage, all beef wieners, burgers) buns, white bread, chips, plates, ice, napkins, and condiments are welcomed. You don't have to be a biker to contribute or volunteer your services.  

There will be a door prize raffle & a 50/50 cash raffle!

 Any motorcycle shops or vendors who wants to donate merchandise for door prizes are greatly appreciated.

 Thanks in advance for your time and consideration! 

Marsha "MsOnDaGo"

BMB Rockets M.C.

Founder & President

251-802-9638

 

 

Starla Ride VI 2017            FEB 4th 5 YEARS LATER!

 

 

This is what the Starla Ride help us do..........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 STARLA RIDE VI PHOTOS

 

 

STARLA RIDE VI     VIDEO 

 

 

MsOnDaGo and Ashley Sims interviewed on Studio 10 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 

 

  

 



Starla Ride V  2016

 

 

On October 10, 2016 

BMB CREW wished Starla a Happy 8th Birthday

with a gift  and $100.00 donation to her

Lemonade Stand fighting against childhood cancer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 9, 2016 PRESENTED FEZ VAN ARSDALE'S PARENTS OF

BAY MINETTE WITH A $100 DONATION FOR BURIAL.  

 

 

 BMB CREW DONATED $100 TO DEWAYNE MCGREW TO HELP HIM FIGHT CANCER

ON SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2016 

 

 

 

BMB Crew donated $50.00 to help with daily living cost for Alfred Anderson. 

  

 

 

  

February 6, 2016 we did it again Bmb Rockets Rockettes! But we couldn't have done it without the love and support of our...

Posted by Bmb Rockets Rockettes on Saturday, February 6, 2016

BMB Crew's Starla Ride V / Ricky Sims Memorial Ride

February 6, 2016 in Bay MinetteAL.

Posted by Bmb Rockets Rockettes on Saturday, February 6, 2016

 

 Starla Ride V Article in the newspaper

 

 

OK bikers congratulations are in order for Starla today!

Posted by Marsha Msondago on Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

 Download RFS Sponsor letter

  

 

 

 

  

 

https://www.facebook.com/bmbrockets/videos/1161374887220163/ 

Sunday, May 29, 2016 Gulf Coast bikers donated and did a Helmet Drop for 4 yr. old Soterio H. Osborne burial expenses.

Hot day standing on the block but making a difference. Bikers are relevant and we do care about our community.

Marsha Msondago  

The BMB ROCKETS & ROCKETTES DONATED $100 TO McGrew to help him fight a rare skin cancer on June .11.16 

 

Starla Ride IV

 

 SR IV PHOTOS CLICK HERE: STARLA RIDE IV PHOTOS

 

     The BMB Rockets MC & Rockettes SMC hosted our Starla Ride IV & memorialized Richard E. Sims, Jr. on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Around 120 people rode on motorcycles and in cars. It was a bright and sunny day filled with beautiful people giving their time and funds so a student can receive a scholarship and BMB Charities. We raised $1500.00 and donated $200.00 to the Richardson twins who were burned out of their homes. We would like to THANK everyone who had a hand in bringing this event together. DeAndra Chapman & Korey Chapman special thanks for sharing Starla with us. Ashley Stacks Sims you are loved. To Dr. Gary Branch, President of Faulkner State Community College for use of the campus and facilities. FSCC Police Department & Bay Minette P.D. did an excellent job escorting us off campus and back. Dale Ash of Atmore, Alabama Pepsi Co. we appreciate your donation. BMB CREW FAMILY......YOU ROCK!! Bikers we couldn't do anything without your support. We love you!
Sincerely, Marsha DJ MsOnDaGo Stevens, BMB Rockets MC, Founder & President and Shan" Ms Betty Boop" Jackson, BMB Rockettes SMC Founder & President

 

3/2/15

BMB CHARITIES DONATED $200 TO HELP TWINS

WHO LOST ALMOST  EVERYTHING IN A HOUSE FIRE. 

 

 

 

3/ 31/15 We donated from BMB CHARITIES you can too!

http://www.gofundme.com/qc6ztw

 

5/8/15

Sad news for Starla's family. Her maternal gradmother passed this morning. 

 

August 17, 2015 BMB Crew presented Jenniecia Cunningham her one thousand dollar scholarship!

She is attending Faulkner State Community College majoring in Music. 

 

 

Starla's first day of school in the 1st grade! GOD id good. 

 

The Starla Ride & BMB Charities Fundraiser

 

    PHOTOS FROM 2014 RFS III: Ride for Starla III photos by DJ MsOnDaGo

  

     TREVINO GETS HIS $1,000.00 SCHOLARSHIP CHECK FROM BMB CREW'S MSONDAGO

     ON HIS FIRST DAY OF CLASS AT FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 8/18/14

  

  

          Presenting Tommy Gandy with a check for five hundred dollars to help with medical expenses.

 

                                                   This video sums of our Starla Ride III. Check it out:

 

 

 Link to all photos below:

B.C.H.S. Awards Night

                       https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.762021923822130.1073741851.100000429882302&type=1&l=30244e8c7b

 

 

   

                                                                                                                                     RFS SCHOLARSHIP

 

 

 

   Ride for Starla III to roll in Bay Minette on Saturday

 

Marsha Stevens, president of the BMB Rockets Motorcycle Club, presents a Ride for Starla II T-shirt to Starla Chapman before the 2013 event in Bay Minette, Ala. (Courtesy of Marsha Stevens)

Mark Inabinett | minabinett@al.com By Mark Inabinett | minabinett@al.com AL.com
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on January 29, 2014 at 3:54 PM, updated January 29, 2014 at 4:09 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama - Starla Chapman has put cancer in her rearview mirror, but that doesn't mean she's stop serving as an inspiration for the BMB Rockets Motorcycle Club and the BMB Rockettes Social Motorcycle Club. They'll hold the third annual Ride for Starla at noon Saturday at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette.

Starla's fight against leukemia garnered national attention two years ago. Now 5, the Bay Minette youngster had a spotlight turned on her struggle when Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron wore a bright yellow wristband during the Crimson Tide's victory over LSU in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 9, 2012. The wristband had been given to him by Starla when they met at USA Children's and Women's Hospital on Christmas Eve 2011. McCarron joined her support group, and with the yellow band around his wrist as a focal point, his high profile gave a lift to her support group, Team Starla.

Marsha Stevens, the president of the BMB Rockets, works at Faulkner State and knew Starla's parents, Korey and DeAndra Chapman, when they were students there. That was the spark for the first Ride for Starla.

"I remember when her mom and dad were attending Faulkner State," Stevens said. "I asked the president, Dr. (Gary) Branch: 'I really want to help Starla's family because they were our students. They're part of Faulkner State.' And he said, 'Whatever you need us to do, we're going to do.' I said, 'We'd like to use the campus and have access to campus police to help us with the escort.' As soon as I said that, the campus police showed up in my office.

"We say that it's a ride, but when we did the Ride for Starla that day, people were saying it was like a spiritual thing -- not a motorcycle ride, but a spiritual journey, because we actually went to see her. We went to the hospital. The bikers didn't have no idea where they were going that day. They just came because they were inspired, too, by this child. Her mom had made arrangements with the hospital where we were able to see her. We said a prayer for her outside, and she saw the bikes and everything.

"I asked her mom, 'What did Starla say to you after we left there the other day?' She said, 'All those motorcycles and nobody gave me a ride.' She told her, 'Baby, we couldn't give you a ride. You're in the hospital.' So I said I wanted to do it again because Starla was doing so much better, but she continued to be an inspiration to everybody, and I wanted to give her a ride. She wanted a ride; I wanted to make sure she got a ride. When everybody got there last year, we had her a little T-shirt and the club got her a motorcycle vest. I asked the guys when we got ready to do the ride, 'Who wants to ride Starla?' They were all like, 'I want to ride her. I want to ride her.' I said, 'Put your money where your mouth is. You're going to have to pay to ride her.' So we chose a guy to ride her, and she got a ride around the parking lot."

Last year's ride benefited the Ride for Starla Scholarship Fund. This year, Stevens hopes to raise money for the Ride for Starla Scholarship Fund and BMB Charities.

"The first year, we did it for Starla, and we also were able to help a couple of other people that had health problems," Stevens said. "Last year, I asked Starla's mother, since she was doing good and her cancer was in remission, if we could continue to use her name and make that our scholarship. So we did a scholarship last year in Starla's name. We raised the funds to provide a scholarship for a local Baldwin County student. This year, we're shooting to have more riders. We've got two people with health issues that we're trying to help, and we're hoping to make enough money to do the scholarship, too."

Stevens said organizers have designated Baldwin County High School student Leilani Smith of Stockton and Bay Minette resident Tommy Gandy as the beneficiaries of Ride for Starla III.

Registration will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the front parking lost at Faulkner State. Riders also are able to register online this year, or they can print the registration form and bring it to Faulkner State on Saturday. The cost is $10 per rider and $10 per passenger. Those who want to donate but not ride also can make contributions online.

Stevens said this year's ride would follow back roads to Stockton, then return to Faulkner State.

"Her mom is just awesome, letting us keep her name out there because she's the inspiration behind this," Stevens said. "And we're not going to stop. Every year, we're going to do something for somebody. We know that God had a hand in this because it's just a miracle that she came back. She just inspired so many people and so many different types of folks. The first year, we had riders coming from Florida, Mississippi, all parts of Alabama. It didn't matter what kind of bike they had. It just made everybody unified."

Stevens said sometimes bikers carry a bad reputation, but the Ride for Starla III is just an example that most bikers don't meet the stereotype.

"The BMB Rockets and Rockettes -- we love to ride. That's what we do," Stevens said. "But we're not all about riding, we're not about partying, we're not about drinking. We're not about all that kind of stuff. We want to do for our community. We live here. We want people to know that bikers are an entity in your community.

"I went to church once when we did a ride when one of the biker's mom died. We gave her an escort. The preacher got up and said, 'Wow, this is something else. Look at all these bikers we've got in church.' So when I got up and spoke, I said, 'No, you have bikers in church every Sunday. Just because we're bikers doesn't mean we don't go to church. We just don't have our colors on. We just don't have our leather vests on, so you don't know we're bikers. In my club, we have guys who have gone to Afghanistan. We have a sheriff's deputy. We have school teachers in our club. I work for Faulkner State. We're people in our community, and we just want to give back to our community."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1st ANNUAL RIDE for STARLA video footage:

  

  

 

  2nd ANNUAL RIDE for STARLA video footage:

 

 

 

RIDE for STARLA III video footage

 

 

Who is  STARLA?

 

 
On September 13th, Starla Chapman was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in children known as Acute Myeloid.

On the night before her first set of chemotherapy was set to begin, her father Korey's anxiety got the better of him, as he became fearful for his daughter's health.

But what made Korey calm down is little Starla words to him "JUST TRUST."

On September 14th, Induction 1 of chemotherapy began and Starla went into remission and began another round of chemo on October 27, 2011.

Then on Jan. 3, 2012, after a seizure, Starla's heart stopped beating. After two minutes of chest compressions, they were able to revive her. She was then placed on life support.

According to doctors, tests showed that her heart rate dropped to a fatal level.

Starla’s mother, DeAndra said:

"She responds through tears, medically there is nothing else they can do, so please pray for her.”

The outpouring of support from family and friends has been incredible, Facebook pages, t-shirts and bracelets were all made in honor of Starla as she clings to life.Team Starla Support page

more info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Starla-Support-Page/246363622077436

 

Our Facebook Page

 

facebook.com/Ride4Starla

 

Marsha "MsOnDaGo" suggested her photo be put on the board for prayers and support.

UPDATE ON STARLA

 

http://www.local15tv.com/s/BwlCE7PxIUWlXmhEQSJfJA.cspx#.T57Fu7fuTcY.email

 

(Baldwin County, Ala.) Some fantastic news about one brave three year old.

You might remember the name Starla Chapman.

She's the toddler who's been battling a rare form of leukemia - with her parents and even BCS Championship Quarterback AJ McCarron in her corner.

Starla is now on the road to recovery.

The three year old and her parents attended a Relay for Life event in Baldwin County Friday night.

But, just a few months ago, Starla's prognosis was grim.

Last September, the three year old was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and after going into remission, doctors later found that Starla's heart was failing.

She remained in intensive care for weeks.

But, Starla's parents never gave up hope. Neither did Starla's number one fan.

Crimson Tide Quarterback AJ McCarron joined Team Starla -- visiting the little one on several occasions and praying for her recovery.

Her parents call her their little miracle.

"She has been doing wonderful. She is a typical three year old. She's completed all of the necessary rounds of chemotherapy and a week and a half ago we got confirmation that she's still in remission," says Deandra Chapman, Starla's Mom.

Starla also recently had a check up with her Cardiologist and everything checked out ok.


 

 

Check out the party: STARLA'S ALL WHITE PARTY

 

 

                                                                                            The BMB Crew were honored guest!

 

 September 13, 2011, Starla was diagnosed with leukemia.
Today, September 13, 2012, we have made it one year post diagnosis and Starla is 6mos. off of chemo treatment!!! Herparents are expecting another bundle of joy. Her hair is growing back beautifully. She is modeling for a magazine cover  and more!. Her greatest gift s helping others. She has a lemonade stand to benefit other children with cancer.

 

Starla's story used

Children's Miracle Network Radiothon

Just Trust....and please give! 1-888-499-KIDS (5437)

http://www.litemix.com/player/?mid=22633486

 

 

 

 

 Photo by DragonFly Photography

http://www.dragonfly-photography.com/

251-454-6318

 

 

2013 SHE IS 4 YEARS OLD

al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/01/ride_for_starla_returns_to_bay.html

Ride for Starla returns to Bay Minette on Saturday (video)

Mark Inabinett | minabinett@al.com By Mark Inabinett | minabinett@al.com
on January 31, 2013 at 1:41 PM, updated January 31, 2013 at 1:48 PM

BAY MINETTE, Alabama - Starla Chapman, the Bay Minette girl whose fight against leukemia garnered national attention last year, has started preschool. The 4-year-old is going to dance lessons and, according to the Team Starla Facebook page, completed her treatment at University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital this week.

But there still will be a second annual Ride for Starla on Saturday, starting at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette. This time, the event's namesake will be able to attend.

"Since we helped Starla, Starla's going to help us help somebody else," said Marsha Stevens, the president of the BMB Rockets Motorcycle Club

The first Ride for Starla was held as a fundraiser by the BMB Rockets Motorcycle Club and the BMB Rockettes Social Motorcycle Club to support the youngster's battle against cancer. The event was such as success that two other people in the Bay Minette community were helped as well, Stevens said.

The aim of this year's ride will be to help those with health need in the community, but the groups also hope to start the Just Trust Scholarship.

"Just trust" was Starla's advice to her family when things looked grim for the little girl.

Starla and her parents, DeAndra and Korey Chapman, are scheduled to attend on Saturday.

The cost is $10 for each rider and passenger. Registration will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, with the kickstands going up at noon.

 

Last year, about 200 bikers rode from Faulkner State to USA Children's and Women's Hospital, where Starla was able to wave to them from a window and the bikers prayed for her recovery. This year, the bikers will take a scenic ride to Stockton and back to Bay Minette, ending at the Motorcycle Shop.

"It was such a good turnout last year," Stevens said. "We had all different types of bikers and motorcycles, but we all were of one accord. It told them that wasn't a regular bike ride; it was a spiritual journey."

Club members recently visited Starla at a dance class and presented her family with Ride for Starla T-shirts to get them ready for Saturday's event.

Those who can't attend on Saturday but want to donate to the Just Trust Scholarship Fund can do so online. Stevens said the Just Trust Scholarship would be used to help a deserving Baldwin County student attend college.

Starla's story had a spotlight turned on it last year when Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron wore a bright yellow wristband during the Crimson Tide's victory over LSU in the BCS national championship game. The wristband had been given to him by Starla when they met at USA Children's and Women's Hospital on Christmas Eve 2011.

McCarron joined her support group, and with the yellow band around his wrist as a focal point, his high profile gave a lift to Team Starla.

Saturday's ride starts at Faulkner State, where Stevens works and where both of Starla's parents were students. The Faulkner State police will escort the riders out of town, and Bay Minette police officers will help them re-enter, Stevens said.

 

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Scholarship application click here: 

 

 

 

 

                    The 1st scholarship presented to Shyqwon Palmer of BCHS

 

         Shyqwon graduated in May 2013 ready for college!

AJ McCarron's Special Bond with Starla

 

 The  BMB Crew was invited to the invitation only viewing.

 

Starla goes to school

 

            August 2013 what a blessing!

 

Proverbs Foundation

 

http://www.proverbsfoundation.org/

                                                                             BMB Crew's own DJ MsOnDaGo had the pleasure of playing for this event!

 

 STARLA WILL BE AJ'S FLOWER GIRL!