|COUNTDOWN TO DAN’S RIDE 2016!
Online registration is available from March 1st thru July 30th or at the fairgrounds on the morning of the event.
Register online by July 15 for a free T-shirt!
The SPC Daniel G. Dolan Memorial Ride…
is an annual event to honor and remember the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have given their lives, as well as those who have been wounded, in service to this great nation. This ride is to honor their heroism and their sacrifice. The proceeds from Dan’s Ride this year will go to Helping Out Our American Heroes (HOOAH), our 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to military veterans and their families.
The ride begins at Weber County Fairground with a free breakfast, travels through some of Northern Utah’s most scenic mountain passes and canyons, a ride-thru the George E Wahlen Veterans Home, and ends at the Weber County Fairgrounds for lunch, drawings, an auction, and live entertainment. For event schedule, click here.
SPC Daniel G. Dolan, 19, died August 27, 2006 during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, when his M1126 Stryker Vehicle came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Dan grew up in Roy, Utah. Many of you rode and stood for Dan with the Patriot Guard Riders at his service in 2006. For more about Dan, go to Our Hero page.
This years ride begins at the Weber County Fairgrounds more info…
The 7th annual Dan’s Ride (2016) is going to be awesome! We will be starting and ending the ride at Weber County Fairgrounds to eliminate the extra tear down and setup required with two different venues. We are planning an improved breakfast selection, compliments of BD Catering and as always, a great lunch prepared on our return. And of course another great ride in the scenic northern Utah canyons. Tell your friends and pass the word to all the riders you associate with.
Thank you for supporting and being a part of the continued success of Dan’s Ride! Last years ride was better than ever! After totaling all the proceeds and deducting the unavoidable expenses for the event, we realized a new record high: $11,400. That brings our 6 year total to over $53,000! Thank you for all your generous support!!!
Although there are some minimal costs associated with hosting an event like this, all of the organizers, staff, and board members are strictly volunteers. Our books are available for inspection on request.
Where does the money raised go? About 35% of this money has gone to projects, such as sending neck coolers and Christmas packages to our troops, financial assistance to some of our local wounded warriors, and our entire first year funds raised went to Mikes Guardian Eagle Foundation for their use on various veterans projects. The remaining 65% has been accumulating for our Dan G. Dolan Veterans Memorial Scholarship for veterans.
HOOAH currently has a contract with Weber State University and initiated the Dan G. Dolan Veterans Memorial Scholarship. This program grants financial assistance to qualifying veterans that have exhausted their GI Bill or other government assistance and enable them to complete their degree. HOOAH has committed to $5,000/year for the first 5 years of the program. This fund would not have been possible without the extreme generosity of all our supporters from Dan’s ride.
If you know of any company or individual that would be willing to step up and help by sponsoring Dan’s Ride, please contact us.
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Help make this event and fundraiser a great success. Please pass the word to all your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. By using the Additional Links in the left column, you can download and print flyers to distribute, go to the Dans Ride Facebook Event page and invite anyone/everyone in your Facebook circle of friends or use the social media button just below the header menu to share, tweet or email your friends this site.