Horse riders and motorcycle riders came together this past weekend to honor solders and raise money for amputee patient care programs.
The “Hogs & Horses – Ride For Our Troops” was part ride and part poker tournament where more than 95 bikers and 47 horses came out to show support for our troops.
“We had a lot more people then we really expected, ” said John Reed, the event organizer. “The timing at the event was just perfect, it was really fun.”
Saturday’s event marked the third time horses and bikes came together to support the troops, with this years event raising more than $14,000.
The event also honored two marines who were killed in action in Afghanistan.
In addition to the ride and poker tournament there was also a raffle, live entertainment, an auction and lunch where event organizers say they served 250 lunches.
The event benefited deployed and wounded troops through a national non-profit organization known as The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This organization is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.
The Intrepid Foundation has provided millions of dollars in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public, and hundreds of thousands of individuals have contributed to the Fund.
One hundred percent of the contributions raised by The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund go towards these programs; all administrative expenses are underwritten by the fund’s trustees.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a 501(c) nonprofit organization, is proud to have received an A+ rating by The American Institute of Philanthropy for the past two years.