Father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow leads emotional biker ride fundraiser

The father of a Parkland shooting victim led an emotional biker ride fundraiser on Saturday and was joined by other students including David Hogg.

Andrew Pollack, 52, lost his daughter, Meadow, when she was shot dead at Marjory Stoneman High School on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida. 

On Saturday, an estimated 650 bikers rode 43 miles through South Florida in a tribute to Meadow. 

There ride, which ended in a Coral Springs neighborhood, was part of a fundraiser to build a playground for kids in the teenager's honor. 

Andrew Pollack, 52, lost his daughter, Meadow, during the Parkland school shooting on Feb. 14. The father (right) organized a biker fundraiser on Saturday to honor his daughter. Pictured is him at the event on Saturday

Other attendees include David Hogg (left), Matt Deitsch (middle) and Jaclyn Corin (right) who are students at Marjory Stoneman High School. Corin posted the photo on Twitter and said '#RideforMeadow'

Other attendees include David Hogg (left), Matt Deitsch (middle) and Jaclyn Corin (right) who are students at Marjory Stoneman High School. Corin posted the photo on Twitter and said '#RideforMeadow'

Andrew Pollack

Meadow Pollack

The 52-year-old father (left) is using the money raised to build a park to honor his daughter (pictured right). He said a tribute fountain will be placed in the park to remember all the victims from the shooting 

'Meadow was amazing,' Pollack said to the Sun-Sentinel. 'There is nothing she couldn't do or get from me. She was my little girl.' 

The daughter, who was 18 at the time of the shooting, was shot dead with 16 other people when Nikolas Cruz decided to open fire on the high school.

Her grieving father helped design a park in her honor that would include a water feature to memorialize all the people who died that day. 

His goal is $1million to help build and maintain the park. So far he has raised a little over $150,000. 

Pollack told the Sun-Sentinel that he wants to include other Parkland survivors on the plans for the park. A location has not yet been picked for the memorial. 

Hundreds of people attended the event on Saturday to remember Meadow's life and raise more money for the memorial.

'This is nothing political,' Pollack said to the newspaper about the gathering. 'We're all Americans, and we want our kids to be safe.' 

The father, who was present when Florida Gov. Rick

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