PIGs pony up for veteransThe PIGs are on the move again. The Twin Ports motorcycle group gears up Saturday to help area veterans during its third annual Ride for the Vets.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
The PIGs are on the move again.
The Twin Ports motorcycle group gears up Saturday to help area veterans during its third annual Ride for the Vets.
Over the last two years, the ride has raised more than $22,000. The PIGs used the money to purchase a van to transport local veterans to the clinic/hospital in St. Paul and to contribute to Project New Hope, a program for veterans.
This year, the annual ride is raising money for two causes. The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, which helps veterans facing homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and other problems, and the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is dedicated to honoring all veterans who served their country.
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the ride leaves Ropers Saloon, 705 Tower Ave., at noon. The ride winds 100 miles through the scenic back roads of northwestern Wisconsin, with several stops along the way. After the ride, there will be food, games, prizes, raffles and live music at Ropers. Everyone is welcome to participate — all brands of motorcycles, muscle cars, collector cars or even minivans are invited to join the ride.
Cost is $15 per person.
Before and after the ride, representatives from the Douglas County Veterans’ Service Office will be on site with information on services available to veterans.
PIG stands for Public Involvement Group. The riding group, which has more than 30 members, is building a solid history as a community charity group. For more information on the PIGs or the Ride for the Vets, check the website at www.pigsgive.com.