Jim Callahan-Durango Smoke Shop Tim Cooney-The Cooney Group Anthony Hudspeth
Jon Sigillito-Durango Party Rental
September in Durango brings many wonderful things; cooler nights, changing leaves and The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. This Labor Day Weekend marked the second year of the new stewardship of the Rally. The weekend grew nicely from last year with the addition of several new options for the riders who came from both near and far. We look forward to that continuing growth next year
Building Homes for Heroes® played several key roles in both adding to the enjoyment of the attendees and in our fundraising efforts for our heroes. We hosted a beer tent at Harley Davidson on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons; a beer tent both Friday and Saturday nights at the !0th Street Block Party as well as the Burrito Breakfast Sunday morning in advance of the Motorcycle Parade.
As you may know, Building Homes for Heroes® is a national organization that provides "mortgage-free" homes" to veterans of the Afghan and Iraqi Wars who have returned home with lasting wounds from their service. Building Homes for Heroes® has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator for the past three years: Four Stars. 93% of all money raised goes to Veterans’ Programs.
Our success in raising money this weekend was only possible through the many volunteers and generous donations of so many, ALL our proceeds went directly to Building Homes for Heroes.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the following:
Durango Harley Davidson Durango Elks Lodge
Fast Signs Rock Solid Custom Granite
Durango Electrical Services The Rusty Shovel Salon
Durango Party Rental
Burrito Breakfast and Parade: Donations of Burritos, Coffee and Doughnuts
CJ's Diner Norton's
Red Snapper Cassidy's Kitchen
Dough Works Roast (formerly Durango Coffee)
A big Thank You to the VFW Color Guard and the Westwind Pipes and Drums for leading the Parade down
10th Street Block Party
El Rancho - Donation of all proceeds from food sales.
Cody Kopp and his 99x mobile broadcasting team helped spread the word of all the events to help ensure a great turnout. Hats off to Cody and crew.
Last but not least, a special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, A&L Coors. Besides a significant monetary donation, Coors donated their two beer trailers and the beer for our events. Mike Biery and Jay Sliter, of Coor’s, saw to it that all ran smoothly throughout the weekend. Well done Gents.
Durango is a town with a big heart as you can see by the number of people who truly stepped up in helping us help our Heroes. A great weekend with a lot of fun and memories that greatly advanced the mission of Building Homes for Heroes®.
Thank you all.
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