Here's the deal.
The ride is free. It always will be.
The rally is free this year, as well.
This is a fundraiser for HMC Holly Katke - please give generously.
When you register, a fundraising page will automatically be created in your name. You should donate to your own page and then get friends, family and coworkers to donate, as well. Every dollar you raise above $10 ($15 if you raise $50+ and $20 if you raise $100+) will go directly to the campaign to help the rehabilitation needs of USN CPO Holly Katke. White Heart takes the first $10 to help cover our costs for the event. All the rest of those dollars will go to helping afford rehabilitation equipment for Holly. If we raise anything above that (fingers crossed), the rest of it will go into our "Any Warrior" account to help support needs of other warriors on our network.
But we REALLY hope you give what you can. $30, $50, $100 is nothing for the sacrifice Holly made.
If you raise:
$30 - you'll receive a limited edition patch. (These will NOT be available for sale at the rally or at future rallies)
$50 - you'll receive the patch and a ride shirt.
$100 - you'll receive patch, shirt, and a challenge coin.
On average, 7 donors to your page make up over $500. Just shoot an email to family and friends and you'll be surprised.
Top 5 fundraisers get VIP tent access, which entitles you to free snacks and drinks. No one is getting free massages, pedicures, and striking insane business deals in the tent so please don't bother our volunteers to get into the tent otherwise, as if you're going to be entering the magical land of Narnia. It's just a dumb tent but the beer is cold and food is delicious.
IF YOU DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE RIDE, AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME TO THE RALLY you will not be eligible for a patch or the door prize. This IS a fundraiser - and a biker one, at that. It is very geared towards a certain clientele.
Every dollar you spend on the morning vendors DIRECTLY supports your local military base clubs - Navy Wives, Chiefs Mess, etc. We hope this encourages more people to attend the ceremony and ride.
By donating at LEAST $30 AND participating in the Ride to the Flags XI, you will receive a wristband with a tear-off tab. That tab will be you entry to win one of several door prizes.
This year, if you donate $50 or more, we are giving you a different pull off tab to be entered into a giveaway for a week-long stay in Hawaii. No joke. Do it. Win the getaway.
Let's do this.