Sturgis Buffalo Chip breaks $1 Million charitable giving mark during 80th Sturgis Rally
STURGIS, S.D. — The generosity of the motorcycle community was again put on display during the 80th Sturgis Rally as bikers from around the country helped the Buffalo Chip raise significant funds and break the $1 million charitable giving mark.
“It is important to remember that people who come to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally event do a lot of good for communities on the local and national level,” said Rod Woodruff, President and CEO of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Motorcyclists are a phenomenal bunch of people. They are always willing to open their hearts and wallets for worthwhile causes.”
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s efforts during its 2020 Music and Motorcycle Festival raised an additional $201,470 that has been distributed to worthy charities benefiting American children in need, veterans, and the local community.
“We at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip are so proud as ambassadors of the motorcycle community to now have distributed more than $1 million to charities dedicated to improving the lives of our children and our veterans” said Woodruff.
Children who need emergency transport, individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, veterans suffering from PTSD and many other groups in need benefited from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s efforts during the 2020 rally.
Charities that received funds include Shriners’ Transportation Fund, South Dakota Special Olympics – Rapid City Flame, The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame, Helping With Horsepower, All Kids Bike/The Strider Education Foundation, The NASCAR Foundation, SGT Colton Levi Derr Foundation, America’s Mighty Warriors, Warrior Dog Foundation, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation Deadwood Chapter, Motorcycle Missions and Sturgis Meals on Wheels.