Yesterday In Sturgis Hamsters USA Raised $291,000 for Rapid City Children

hamsters21Every Sturgis rally, Hamsters USA, a group of people of the custom motorcycle industry, organizes a dinner with silent auction and raffle to raise funds for “Children’s Care” of Rapid City which serves children with special needs. Yesterday Monday, the organization shattered their own record, raising $285,000. Hamsters raised funds through of an Arlen Ness custom built motorcycle. The bike had been built for Craig Betz of California, but Betz died of cancer weeks after being inducted into the Hamsters USA organization at last year’s annual meeting. Betz’s sister, Cecily Betz, donated the bike to in his memory.


4 Responses to “Yesterday In Sturgis Hamsters USA Raised $291,000 for Rapid City Children”

  1. 1 BikerMarc Aug 5th, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Always nice to see a “gang of bikers” do good.


  2. 2 raycwheeler Aug 5th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Smile ,

    Say Cheese .

    Good job men .

  3. 3 Pepper Aug 6th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    It was inspirational to see the enthusiasm and generosity at the banquet. Awesome night! My only regret is someone out bid me on the basket of chocolate truffles! Very unfortunate!

  4. 4 Joe Mielke Aug 10th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Sorry Pepper, That was me. It went to my wife as it was her birthday!

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