Hamsters USA Motorcycle Group Raises Over $200,000 In One Evening For Children’s Care Of Rapid City

During their annual meeting and dinner on Monday August 6th in Spearfish, SD, the International motorcycle group Hamsters raised these funds through a silent auction. Proceeds 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.

Hamster member Paul Yaffe received the Chrome Heart Award presented by Children Care to honor individuals in the motorcycle world whose philanthropic support and civic duty represents everything positive in the industry and sport of motorcycling. This spring, Paul and a group of his Hamsters friends gathered at Arizona Bike Week and raised $32,000 to help bring outreach and outpatient services to children in the Black Hills region of South Dakota.

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 2000 children per year.

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7 Responses to “Hamsters USA Motorcycle Group Raises Over $200,000 In One Evening For Children’s Care Of Rapid City”


  1. 1 Tom Maioli Aug 9th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Good job,
    The Hamsters have been doing a lot of good for the Sturgis area for a long time. This helps all of motorcycling in the end.

  2. 2 Fredp Aug 9th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Grady, don’t you ever age?? Great job man!

  3. 3 Tom Aug 10th, 2012 at 10:38 am

    GOD BLESS ….+…..

  4. 4 Darryl Briggs Aug 13th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Three cheers for the HAMSTERS! Doing good every year at the rlally for the whole purpose of, DOING GOOD! Thanks Hamsters!

  5. 5 Conejos (Rabbit) Aug 13th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    You guys are awesome . It’s so nice to see “High Roller’s” helping anyone but them self’s every now and then. and this bunch of real men do it all the time. Keep up the good work.

  6. 6 Wiskers Aug 13th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I am so proud to be part of this amazing group.

  7. 7 Brian Bonde Aug 15th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Way to go Hamsters! Another great great year helping kids who are strugglng with disabilities. You guys are truly the greatest!

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