Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2018-June - Page 30

Ride for Wishes 2018 The St Louis Ride for Wishes® – Motorcycle Ride, which raises funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri, is gearing up for their 10th annual ride on June 10th, 2018. Registration, events and ride kickoff will be held at St. Charles Harley-Davidson/Big St. Charles Motorsports, 3808 W. Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301. Pre-registration for the ride will start at 10:00 am on Sat- urday June 9th, 2018 with registration resuming on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 8:30 am. A silent auction and raffle will be available for everyone to browse, place bids, and buy tickets. There will also be Vendor booths for your shopping pleasure. We appreciate your support. On Sunday June 10th, 2018 at 12 pm there will be a spe- cial tribute to the military, police, and firefighters courtesy of The Creve Coeur American Legion Post 397 Color Guard along with a bike blessing before the ride. The Ride will leave St. Charles Harley-Davidson at 12:30 pm. “Live” Music is provided on both days of the event.  The bands provide their talent and donate their time for the event. We are thankful to The Doug Holly Band, The Chain Drive Band, and The Memphis Ride Band for providing the entertainment during our 10th Annual Ride for Wishes® to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri. Last year, the Ride for Wishes® committee was able to present the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri a check for $19,900. That money went a long way toward granting wishes for several children in the local area that are suffer- ing from a life threatening medical condition. This year, the ride is in Memory of Henry Barchet who passed away suddenly last November. Henry was so dedi- cated to making this event a success year after year. Numbers provided by the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri show that since 2009, the committee has raised over $171,000 to assist in granting wishes. This year Hen- ry’s wish was for us to raise at least $30,000 if not $40,000 since it is our 10th year and it would mean that we were able to donate $200,000 or more to grant wishes. All mon- ies raised by the Ride for Wishes® committee goes 100% toward granting the wishes of critically ill children. For those of you who have come out and supported the Ride for Wishes® in the past, we want to thank