The IAM Midwest Territory’s 11th Annual “Rides for Guides” Motorcycle Charity Ride raised more than $7.9k to benefit Guide Dogs of America (GDA).
GDA provides guide dogs free of charge to blind and visually-impaired men and women across the U.S. and Canada.
The event this year, held 30 miles south of downtown St. Louis in Festus, MO, drew nearly 50 participants from across the Midwest Territory.
“Thank you to all the participants, Midwest Territory Districts, Locals, residents, businesses and sponsors for your continued support of the ‘Rides for Guides’ Motorcycle Charity Ride. And a special thank you to the Midwest Territory staff and Grand Lodge Representative Tony Wickersham for coordinating such a great event,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “The bike run, now in its 11th year, continues to be one of the Midwest Territory’s standout events. Each year, bikers travel from as far as 700 miles to take part. It’s all for the dogs and Guide Dogs of America’s continued mission of providing freedom – free of charge – to the visually-impaired through the use of a new four-legged friend.”
Awards were given to poker hand winners, the individual who brought in the most pledges, and the individual who drove the farthest distance to attend the event. Click here for a list of winners and photos from the bike run.
Other activities included raffle ticket and basket giveaways.
For more information on these and other IAM Midwest Territory events to benefit Guide Dogs of America, visit the Spirit of the Midwest website at www.SpiritoftheMidwest.org.
For more information on Guide Dogs of America, visit www.GuideDogsofAmerica.com.