Following a successful inaugural event this past February planning is now underway for our second annual “Hooked on Healing Veterans” ride scheduled for Saturday February 25th, 2017
Our inaugural ride was a success from a number of perspectives. Our 99 participants rode over 11,000 miles without incident which is remarkable. The food, weather, and camaraderie were all excellent. Over $7,200.00 of cash and prizes were given away during our final stop dinner and party! And, we experienced a surplus despite the high ‘first-year’ expenses incurred by rides like ours. Your support allowed us to distribute almost $3,000.00 to Arizona Stand Down and Phoenix Project Healing Waters. Well done and Thank You to all who supported us!
We have many new and EXCITING things planned for our second annual ride some of which include:
- We welcome KIMMYZ Bar & Grill and the American Legion Post #58 in Fountain Hills to our ride. KIMMYZ will host our first stop following registration and proprietor Kim O’Donnell is offering up a special early lunch special…. Stay tuned. American Legion Riders Post #58 are excited to host our fourth stop of the day. They have a lovely facility and are anxious to have us.
- Formation of THE HONOR CLUB which will allow riders, passengers, non-riders, as well as other interested individuals and teams the opportunity to collect pledges in support of the ride. Those qualifying by the amount of pledges collected will not only qualify for HONOR CLUB membership but also qualify for prizes and other recognition. Go to http://www.healingvets.org after January 1st 2017 and click on our HONOR CLUB link for full information as to how you and your friends can participate in the fun!!
- We are going to combine a Scavenger Hunt with our Poker Run, photography-based so bring your phones. This event promises to be a lot of fun and profitable for our winners!
- New this year! …. Early Bird On-line Registration prize draw …
- In addition to our very successful Raffle , new this year will be a Silent Auction during the hours prior to dinner at Post #35. Watch our Facebook [ Facebook.com/healingvets ] and this Newsletter for more news about some of the auction items!
- New vendors will have displays at Post #35 …. More news coming.
- Rider-Passenger SOUVENIR PHOTOS will be taken at registration and framed portraits will be available at the end of the ride. A wonderful souvenir of your gift to our veterans!
- More news coming regarding this year’s post-ride entertainment … watch our Facebook posts at Facebook.com/healingvets.
Our goals this year are  to increase ridership to 125 bikes,  to ride 15,000 miles accident free,  to increase our charitable contribution triple-fold, and  to have one heck of a lot of fun!
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