The Minnesota American Legion Riders has announced their Fifth Annual Legacy Run to support the charity The American Legion Legacy Scholarship.
The six day run will be completed in two weekends. The first run will depart from the Minneapolis Veterans Home and travel around southern Minnesota beginning on August 1 continuing through August 3.
On Saturday, August 2 Rushford will host the Legacy riders. The Rushford Legion Riders wil hold a steak fry, open to the public from 5 p.m. until gone. The riders will then overnight in Rushford.
The second run will depart from Little Falls American Legion on August 8 and travel around Minnesota on a northern route ending August 10 at the Coon Rapids American Legion.
The money raised will be delivered to the American Legion National Convention held in Minneapolis at the end of August.
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund was set up to ensure that military service children who are suddenly in single parent homes since September 11, 2001, are able to attend higher education institutions to complete their education.
It is estimated that there are 10,000 children that fit this description.
The goal is to raise $25 million to ensure all service children who have lost a parent have the option of pursuing post-secondary education without having to worry about where the funds will come from.
In 2008, $36,000 was distributed, while $145,970 has been distributed since 2004. The need is expected to continue.
The Rushford ALR has donated $15,000 since the Legacy fund’s inception
The American Legion Riders was formed in the fall of 1993 in Garden City, Mich. as a means to provide an atmosphere whereas Post, Auxiliary and S. A. L. members, who share an enthusiasm for motorcycles, to come together in a family oriented environment.
The ALR objective is to support the aims and purposes of the American Legion, through service to our community, state and nation.
For additional information about donations or sponsorships, please contact Jill Davis at 612-968-1172 or jfd@pro-ns.net