On Monday, August 8th the international motorcycle group Hamsters USA raised $282,357 for Children’s Care of Rapid City during their annual meeting and dinner The banquet was held in Spearfish, SD, as part of the Sturgis Rally. Funds were raised through a silent auction and the raffle of an RSD Harley-Davidson “Nightster,” motorcycle, created by bike builder Roland Sands and donated by Justyn Amstutz of National Powersports Auctions. The raffle winner was John Roshala of Poway, CA, who donated the bike back to Children’s Care.
Funds raised will provide physical, occupational, and speech therapies, plus special educational and psychological services to children in Western South Dakota–plus parts of Wyoming–through Children’s Care of Rapid City.
Children’s Care of Rapid City, SD, is affiliated with Children’s Care Hospital & School, based in Sioux Falls. Children’s Care is a private, independent, non-profit organization with a mission to help children with special needs reach their full potential. The organization as a whole served nearly 2,000 children last year. Hamsters USA has raised and donated funds at their annual meeting for the last five years, wanting to give back to the greater Black Hills community, which many Hamsters consider to be their second home. Their gifts help provide services to children in their own homes and communities, delivered by Children’s Care personnel who drive over 10,000 miles a month to provide services.