Deadwood Mountain Grand officials will lean into the first annual Deadwood Mountain Grand charity rally ride, which takes to the twists and turns of Spearfish Canyon Thursday during rally week.
Close to 100 celebrities and motorcyclists who have chosen to band together for the cause will participate in Haulin' for Heroes, an event designed to significantly benefit combat wounded veterans and local children whose freedom and futures they fought for. All proceeds from the ride will be donated to the South Dakota Wounded Warriors fund and the Northern Hills Day Care Center in Deadwood.
There are still spots open in the ride, which begins and ends at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, Event Center and Casino in Deadwood, led by a crew of celebrities and followed by a private reception with them, an upscale benefit auction, heavy hours de’ oeuvres, cocktails and more.
“The mission of Haulin’ for Heroes is to raise awareness of and funds for both our benefiting charities: the South Dakota Wounded Warriors and the Northern Hills Day Care Center in Deadwood. Our hope is to make significant contributions to both by raising funds through rider entry fees, sponsorships, special live auction and music to be held at Deadwood Mountain Grand following the ride,” said Deadwood Mountain Grand sales and marketing director Susan Kightlinger. “Our goal is to become the most sought after, premier charity-celebrity event in motorcycling during the Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Classic.”
One-of-a-kind and unique auction items include two Gibson guitars printed with the Haulin' for Heroes event logo, Scott Jacobs artwork, Stphanie Aziere-Satler artwork, Don Luper artwork, a Black Hills Harley Davidson men's leather jacket, items from Black Hills Cigar Company, Jack Daniels bar stools, a Jack Daniels logo dart board and a Deadwood Mountain Grand autographed guitar. Other items too numerous to mention will also be featured at the auction.
The “after-show” for Haulin’ for Heroes features country music group, THE FARM, whose new hit single "Home Sweet Home" is flying off the charts.
Haulin’ for Heroes event registration will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center, with a suggested donation of $100. The ride starts at 2 p.m., with a scheduled stop at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge/Latchstring Inn. Riders will return to the Deadwood Mountain Grand at 5 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, social and entertainment by music’s hottest new band, The FARM. For more information, contact Kightlinger at 605-559-0386.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Director of Sales and Marketing
Deadwood Mountain Grand
1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive
Deadwood, SD 57732