The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 22 American Veterans take their own lives every day. Many of these veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and other physical handicaps from serving our country. The goal is to bring this number down to zero. The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation trains and provides service dogs for our returning military men and women to help them in their daily lives. These highly trained service dogs are provided at little or no cost to our returning vets.
The America Ride and Music Festival is a two-day, family friendly event to raise awareness to stop veteran suicide. 100% of the proceeds contributed will go to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation to help our nation’s veterans.
The event will be held May 21–22 at Lakeview Park/Irvine Lake—5305 Santiago Canyon, Silverado, CA 92676
Saturday’s events include:
- Police and Fire Engine escorted motorcycle ride starting at Lifestyle Cycles in Anaheim. Kick stands up at 9:30am
- Opening ceremonies led by National Color Guard with opening remarks from Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer.
- Live music by Jay Gordon Blues, Kim Martin, Skynard Reloaded (tribute band), Noise Pollution (AC/DC tribute band), Masters of Puppets (Metallica tribute band).
Sunday’s events include:
- $1,000 Poker Run starting at Cook’s Corner
- Live music by BadAssCo (Bad Company Tribute), Ry Bradley, The Anonymous, Bobby Cochran of Steppenwolf, and Sam Morrison.
- A special appearance from Kevin “Noodles” lead guitarist from The Offspring
All weekend there will be food, vendors, exhibitors, K-9 demonstrations from the Police and Sheriff’s departments, agility dog show, inspirational speakers, kid’s activities, a fashion show, contests and more.
See more details and purchase your tickets at theamericaride.com