FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brittney Hamilton (206) 713.1363
May 15, 2014
PUBLIC INVITED TO MOTORCYCLE RUN AND OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL IN FIFE WASHINGTON TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WOUNDED SERVICE MEMBERS AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR ACTIVE MILITARY.
TACOMA, WA –
On Saturday August 2rd from 10 am to 11pm, the general public, veterans and local military are invited to the LOUIE G’S PIZZA (near Joint Base Lewis-McChord) at 5219 Pacific Highway East, Fife, Washington 98424, phone 253-926-9700, www.louiegspizza.com to participate in Rock & Rally For The Troops, featuring an all day motorcycle run and outdoor music festival to support the programs of Operation Ward 57.
As America enters its 13th year of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, showing support for our returning wounded service members is more important than ever. Attendees of the event can show their support by participating in the motorcycle run sponsored by BROTHERS IN ARMS MOTORCYCLE CLUB or attend the Outdoor Music Festival featuring 9 local and national bands ON 2 STAGES. There will also be a silent auction at the event from 3-7pm. This is an all ages event.
The music lineup includes Righteous Vendetta, True Holland, Lakeview Drive, Mom’s Rocket, Amadon, The Adarna, The Mothership, A Lien Nation and Anti-HeroLakeview Drive, Amadon, True Holland, The Adarna Lakeview Drive, Amadon, True Holland, The Adarna. Special performance of the national anthem by Heather Rayburn.
Also, adventurer and motivational speaker, Army OEF Veteran Edward Lychik, a hip-disartic amputee, will be speaking at 5:30pm to share his experiences and raise awareness for veteran related issues.
All funds raised from the motorcycle run, silent auctions and individual donations will go directly to Operation Ward 57 to support the wounded service members recovering from their injuries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Operation Ward 57 T-shirts that are given to patients and families will also be available for sale at the Rock & Rally event.
The event sponsors Brothers In Arms MC and Louie G’s owner Louie Galarza were inspired by Operation Ward 57, and were motivated to find a way to make an impact on and improve the overall quality of life of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines that have sacrificed so much in support of OIF/OEF/OND.
MC Run registration willbe same day on-site at Rock the Dock Pub & Grill, 535 Dock St, Tacoma, WA. $15 suggested donation per bike. $10 each additional rider. MC entry also includes music festival entry.
Music Festival $15 adv/$20 at the door. Tickets are available at http://rockandrally.brownpapertickets.com/ or at the venue. http://rockandrally.brownpapertickets.com/ http://rockandrally.brownpapertickets.com/ http://rockandrally.brownpapertickets.com/
Breakfast Available Pre Ride at Rock the Dock: 9am
MC registration: 9am
Last Bike Out 10am
Silent Auction: 3-7pm
First Band: 2:15pm
About Operation Ward 57: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD is the first stop for many of America’s returning wounded service members from Iraq and Afghanistan. Known as “the amputee ward”, historically, the orthopedic Ward 57 at WRAMC, now 4E at WRNMMC, houses patients for weeks or even months and the painful sacrifice of losing one or more limbs is the new battle these heroes and their families now fight. Operation Ward 57 was founded in 2007.
Event Website – : http://www.rockandrallyforthetroops.com or www.facebook.com/rockandrallyforthetroops
About Brothers In Arms MC – The Brothers-in-Arms Motorcycle Club honors, respects and cares for those who have served, will serve and are serving in our nation’s armed forces. We combine our common passion for motorcycling with supporting local veterans and military organizations
Contact: Operation Ward 57 – Brittney Hamilton, Executive Director, Brittney@operationward57.org (206) 713.1363
Louie G’s Pizza – Louie Galarza MentalItchRecords@comcast.net
Brothers In Arms MC – http://brothersinarmsmc-pugetsound.com/