Ride Report posted for Bud Stilwell

 On Saturday August 15, 2009, the Florida Chapter had a Meet & Greet Event Called “Time For Honor” in St. Petersburg, FL at Biff’s Burger’s located at 3939 49th St. North

To Honor the Veteran’s over at the Bay Pine’s VA Hospital. 

The Goal of this event was not only to show Honor to all Veteran’s but to raise money to go toward the purchase of coupon books and phone cards for the patients. Just for example, this will buy $10 phone cards for 120 patients!

We were blessed with the presence of 9 Veteran’s, 8 men and 1 woman several were from the Vietnam War time frame and a few from Desert Storm/Iraqi Freedom along with 3 Staff Member’s from Bay Pines VA Hospital to enjoy a day out from the Hospital with us.  Bay Pines VA Hospital is just located a couple of block’s from Biff’s Burger’s.

We also had recruiter’s from the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Marines there handing out pins, stickers, pen’s etc.

 The Total bike’s that were at the event broke down like this: The 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. timeframe probably saw 60 bikes (weather prohibited more) and the 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. hours brought us another 40 or so. With various Groups in Attendance I.E. Kathy & Joe from A Hero’s Welcome,  The Moose Riders, PGR (2 Members), The Star Riders from Port Richey, FL, and a number of independent riders from around the area. 

Through having a 50/50 raffle, selling raffle ticket’s for door prize’s ranging from a Certified U.S. Flag from Congressman Bill Young of Florida that had flown over the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., a 3 day 2 night stay at the Trade wind’s resort in St. Pete, various print’s honoring Veteran’s from the Past & Present Called “Guardians of Freedom”, tee shirt sales, and the shirt auction at the end (donated by Jeffrey, from the Blackstone Band) and also a poker run held by Rockin’ Road Show  we were able to raise $1,200.00 for the Veteran’s at Bay Pines.

  Over all a Great Day was had by all who attended for a worthy cause, Our Veterans!

 Link to Photo’s: http://cwfl-bikerspost.ning.com/photo/albums/its-time-for-honor-warrior