Boots and Bikes for Heroes 2nd Annual Poker Run

A lot of boots and a lot of bikes, all for a couple of causes.

The sounds of roaring motorbikes and leather-made boots filled the Harley Davidson grounds today for cause after cause at the Boots and Bikes for Heroes 2nd Annual Poker Run.

I spoke to an executive officer of the South Dakota Chapter for the Veterans Motorcycle Association, Josh Crump who says that the proceeds from the events, like the silent auction will all go to local veterans or organizations in the community.

Josh Crump says, “It’s a great feeling for us. Our motto in CMVA is helping vets, a lot of times our vets come back and they’re not getting some of the services that they need so with us doing stuff like this, that helps those vets that may be struggling financially”

Food, apparel, and a variety of other vendors made their items available for people to stop by and enjoy the ride.
Family Business Owner John Mottola brings his special medallion plate covers to contribute to the cause.

John Mottola says, “We’re here to support our troops, we’re here to support all first responders, police, and firefighters or anybody defending the flag of the United States of America”

And to top it all off, Rushmore Rotary will have a Tikes and Bikes Poker run tomorrow, an event not only for recreation but to help fundraise as well.

Linda Rabee says “We’re focusing on our youth, the THRIVE program takes youth and teaches them job skills so we’re teaching them job skills to get into the job market.”

Darla Crown says, “We have 600 dollars worth of prizes for the poker run we will also have 50-50 raffle prizes and a leather jacket donated by Harley Davidson, and a lot more prizes.”

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Craig Ballantyne

I love anything to do with Harley Davidson and have two beautiful children and a beautiful partner. In my spare time i like building websites and love anything to do with the internet.

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