Veterans Ride Across America for Kids of Fallen Heroes

Ride will cover four states, with riders joining from across the country

The American Legion – August 19, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) :

WHO: Jimmie L. Foster, National Commander of The American Legion and hundreds of war veterans on motorcycles, The American Legion Riders
WHAT: Leader of nation’s largest veterans organization will lead the sixth annual American Legacy Run from Indianapolis, Ind. to Minneapolis, Minn. arriving there for the 93rd National Convention of the Indianapolis-based American Legion. Military veterans who ride will join the convoy from states across America. More than 300 motorcycle riders are expected to make the entire five-day journey.
The American Legion Riders will leave Indianapolis on Sunday, August 21 and travel 1,225 miles, stopping only for promotional events and fund raising.
WHY: The goal is to raise over $450,000 for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund for children of military personnel who died on and after Sept. 11, 2001. Legion Riders from across the country are collecting funds to present to Commander Foster at each stop along the way. All Americans across the country can contribute to show our nation’s appreciation for those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
Commander Foster, Legion Riders and Legionnaires will be available for interviews.
Great photo opportunity. Great cause. Great story.
WHEN: August 21-25, 2011
WHERE: Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
  • Saturday, August 20 (Pre-run rally)
  • Sunday, August 21 (Indianapolis, IN to Mt. Pleasant, MI)
  • Monday, August 22 (Mt. Pleasant, MI to St. Ignace, MI)
  • Tuesday, August 23 (St. Ignace, MI to Minocqua, WI)
    • Special visit to Camp American Legion, Tomahawk, WI
  • Wednesday, August 24 (Minocqua, WI to Brainerd, MN)
  • Thursday, August 25 (Brainerd, MN to Minneapolis, MN)

Contact Scott Miller (765) 543-3289 or Linda Eberharter (317)697-5368, Legacy Run Media Outreach Team to schedule interviews, arrange live/taped coverage and to check on the progress of the Legacy Run. Complete details on the American Legion Legacy Run are available at http://www.legion.org/riders

Contacts

Legacy Run Media Outreach Team
Scott Miller, 765-543-3289
Linda Eberharter, 317-697-5368

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