Lifeline Connections and American Legion Riders partner to raise money to pay for equine therapy for veterans
Motorcycles, hot rods, and classic cars will be on display Saturday morning at ilani and then will hit the country roads for a rally to Amboy’s Territorial Park for a fundraiser to support Windhaven Veterans Program, which provides free equine-assisted therapy to veterans dealing with PTSD.
Lifeline Connections and the American Legion Riders Tum Tum Post 168 have partnered for the Windhaven Ride for Veterans fundraiser, now in its second year.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register online. Registration is also available on the day of the event. The rally will start gathering at 7 a.m. at ilani in Ridgefield. Breakfast, live music and raffles with follow check-in. A military-style opening ceremony will take place at 9 a.m.
The ride will begin at 11 a.m., with an escort from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to Territorial Park. Riders and drivers will be greeted at the park by vendors, food, live music. At noon, a demonstration by the horses will show how the program helps veterans manage post-traumatic stress disorder.
With sponsors and a donation from motorcycle riders and car drivers, last year’s inaugural rally raised more than $10,000.
Last year’s inaugural rally raised more than $10,000.
To register for the rally, go to: http://www.wrfv.org/home/register
To learn more about the program, visit: https://lifelineconnections.org/services/veterans-services/
Records indicate there are more than 32,000 veterans in Clark County, and close to 13 percent of them could be experiencing PTSD.
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