Bloomington Harley-Davidson to Host Ride Benefiting Injured Warfighters June 20th.

Upper Arlington, OH June 11, 2015– Bloomington Harley-Davidson will host a poker run on Saturday, June 20th to honor local veterans and introduce the community to VETMotorsports, a 501(3)(c) charity that honors and empowers injured warfighters through active participation in motorsports. 

The event, which will run from 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM at the West Gourley Pike dealership, is open to the public and will run in conjunction with the Taste of Bloomington event.  In addition to riding the planned route, enjoying food, beverages and live music attendees will have the chance to meet representatives from VETMotorsports and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and enter to win prizes.

“We're excited to be hosting this event during the Taste of Bloomington, to collaborate with the Indiana Chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, and help raise funds for local veterans organizations,” said Bloomington Harley-Davidson's Marketing Manager Jim Markland.  “We’re also eager to introduce our customers, neighbors and friends to VETMotorsports, which is doing something very special to honor and empower injured veterans through motorcycle racing and other forms of motorsports.”

Founded in 2012, VETMotorsports is an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that provides inspiration and motivation to combat-wounded, post-9/11 warfighters by making them part of a new team and giving them a new mission.  The program recruits participants, embeds them with professional race teams and covers all expenses for them and a caregiver to take part in the experience.  

“The VETMotorsports program will be working with injured warfighters in the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne areas in 2015. In 2015 we have already positively affected the lives of injured warfighters and caregivers nationwide,” said VETMotorsports Founder Peter Cline.  “We want to make that opportunity available to more veterans, and events like this one help us get the word out, raise money and recruit new volunteers and injured warfighter participants.  We can’t thank Bloomington Harley-Davidson and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association enough for their support and their commitment to the veteran community.”

For more information about the event, contact Jim Markland at Bloomington HD jmarkland@indianaharley.com or (812) 333-8300.  You can also visit www.indianaharley.com,www.vetmotorsports.org, or http://in.combatvet.org/ to learn more.