All funds generated by the annual motorcycle raffle and accompanying ride will be donated to the selected charity.
Local nonprofit The Fallen Outdoors supports active and retired service members, and Harley-Davidson dealerships just made a sweeping show of support for the organization by raising over $45,000 in funds. As a group that works to reduce veteran suicide rates, this is an honorable organization to stand behind. Read the press release below for more information.
ANCHORAGE (October 26, 2021) – The House of Harley-Davidson, Denali Harley-Davidson & Kenai Peninsula Harley-Davidson alongside The Fallen Outdoors raised $45,375.14.
The Fallen Outdoors is a local veteran & volunteer-run organization that works with local active & retired service members to get them outside hunting, fishing, and traversing Alaska in an effort to combat veteran suicide rates. The funds raised through the Live Ride event will go towards purchasing and updating hunting and fishing equipment, purchasing additional trailer(s) for transporting equipment, and purchasing equipment that would allow veterans with limited mobility the same access as others on various excursions.
For 2021, The Fallen Outdoors was the selected recipient of the funds raised from February through July 17th. In addition to the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, this year there was also a Citadel 1911 .45 caliber pistol donated by Three Bears, a 2-night stay at Chena Hot Springs donated by Chena Hot Springs Resort, & a Guided Fishing Trip for 2 donated by Fish’Em LLC. The community really pulled together this year, which is clear in the results of the fundraiser, making this the largest Live Ride fundraiser to date.
This year there were also significant donations and pledges made by local businesses: Matanuska Brewing in Eagle River & Anchorage, as well as The Annex in Soldotna, which made a large difference in the success of this year’s raffle & fundraiser.
“Live Ride is an opportunity for my dealerships to contribute to different local programs or charities that need it the most.” Dia Matteson, owner of the three south central Alaskan Harley-Davidson dealerships says. “It is imperative that the funds are given to a non-profit that has a dynamic influence on the community, and the funds directly impact Alaskans.” Since its inception, the event has raised over 1 million dollars for local non-profit organizations in the state of Alaska.
The application window is now open and applications can be found on www.harleyalaska.com & must be submitted by January 10, 2022. The 2022 Live Ride recipient will be chosen by March 31st, 2022.
For more information or questions about Live Ride and the charity selection application, please email Marketing@harleyalaska.com or call (907) 248-5300.