BUY A TICKET FOR THE TROOPS AT ORLANDO MAGIC SEATS FOR SOLDIERS NIGHT on MARCH 31, 2006
Introducing the Support Our Troops® Custom Harley-Davidson® Chopper Raffle to benefit the troops and their families.
Support Our Troops Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper Daytona Beach, FL, March 23, 2006: Bruce Rossmeyer, CEO of Daytona Harley-Davidson, Inc. and Martin Boire, Chairman of Support Our Troops, Inc. announced that they are participating in the Orlando Magic Seats for Soldiers night game on March 31, 2006.The bike was donated by Bruce to go on tour at the top ten bike rally locations in the US to raise money for the active duty troops and their families. Raffle tickets for the bike are $10 and are available online at www.SupportOurTroops.org and at Destination Daytona. The bike will be shown at the Orlando Magic game and tickets will be sold on site at TD Waterhouse Center during Seats for Soldiers night. Visit www.supportourtroops.org for more information and media downloads. Please call SOT to schedule interviews with either Bruce Rossmeyer or Martin Boire and with any other media related questions. For Release 9 a.m. EDT, March 23, 2006
Brief summary of Support Our Troops.About 93% of Americans are civilians, and created by civilians, Support Our Troops® is a nationwide 501(c)3 public benefit charity focused on the troops and their families, who sacrifice to protect everyone watching this event today. The point is simple: they support us let's support them! To do this we do two things. First, help provide ways that people can show their support for their amazing troops. Second, raise money to really support the troops. One major way to accomplish this is by our putting official DMV-issued Support Our Troops motor vehicle license plates on the road across America.
Comments on the custom chopper.Another major way is by the grace of Mr. Bruce Rossmeyer in producing the 2006 Support Our Troops Custom Harley Chopper to raffle across American for the benefit of America's troops and their families. Both of these activities enable people to show moral support. Both produce real financial support. The 2006 Support Our Troops Custom Harley Chopper will tour the top ten bike rallies across America during this year, with the drawing at the end of Biketoberfest® in October. $10 Raffle tickets are available online at www.supportourtroops.org, and at all of the events where the Support Our Troops® Chopper appears.
Comments on Mr. Rossmeyer's position with Support Our Troops.But Mr. Rossmeyer did not stop there. In order to help plan even more things to benefit our troops and their families, he accepted our request to serve on the Advisory Board of Support Our Troops alongside such major American figures as the honorable and revered Sonny Montgomery, author of the most famous and appreciated Montgomery G.I. Bill. And if that were not enough Mr. Rossmeyer then agreed that the Official Gear Company, which is the official licensee of Support Our Troops biker line apparel at bike week events, could also stock the Support Our Troops product line in all of his main dealerships year round!
Introduction of Mr. Rossmeyer.Therefore it is with the greatest appreciation and respect that I introduce the man who made this great Destination Daytona complex happen, and who, recognizing that such things are possible only because of the safe environment created by America's brave troops, has in turn made great things happen for the troops which otherwise would not have happened. I give you "Mr. Harley-Davidson" --- Bruce Rossmeyer.
"The motorcycling industry knows Bruce as a phenomenal businessman who started his first Harley-Davidson® dealership in 1994, growing it into multiple dealerships with annual sales exceeding $140 million. What's even more important is what motorcyclists, kids and the citizens of Florida think about Bruce, who, in spite of the overwhelming task of operating a huge business, always makes time to help kids and families in need."Support Our Troops chairman, Martin C. Boire, in January presented Bruce the opportunity to join with the Honorable Sonny Montgomery, author of the Montgomery G.I. Bill, as one of the first members giving service on the Heroes Board. Bruce readily accepted, and following up by agreeing to help build the first Support Our Troops Custom Harley Chopper. [caption id="attachment_4982" align="alignright" width="208"] Martin Boire Chairman, Founder of Support Our Troops, Inc.[/caption] The Support Our Troops Custom Harley-Chopper will generate publicity for the charity in a cool way by touring the United States during 2006 at 10 different motorcycle rally locations across the country, and through raffle tickets will raise money for the work of Support Our Troops, Inc. on behalf of the families of the troops. The chopper is scheduled to be unveiled at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona® during Bike Week this March. Destination Daytona is Rossmeyer's 150 acre complex is home of the world's largest Harley-Davidson® dealership, J&P Cycles, a 100 room condo hotel, Saints & Sinners Pub, two night clubs, and several unique shops and restaurants. "We are excited at this partnership says SOT Chairman Martin C. Boire, "not only do we have the honor of having Bruce on our advisory board, we also get to be a part of something new in Daytona in a big way. Bruce has extended the opportunity to show his support also by becoming a licensee of the SOT apparel line through Biker Design Company. Now visitors to Destination Daytona and any of Bruce's 13 Harley-Davidson locations can purchase official Support Our Troops® apparel and accessories at any of his locations and know that a portion of their purchase is going to bolster the troops and their families." Every successful great project has mentors who provide invaluable guidance, have charted similar courses before. These mentors are the people who are able to make good things happen quickly. These keystone individuals are those who provide wise advice, build bridges, locate funding, make connections and open doors to make great things happen for good causes. The Heroes Board comprises just such magnanimous individuals. Since Bruce Rossmeyer is involved in a number of community and charitable organizations his input will be valuable to the future success of SOT as it relates to both families and the biker community. He serves on the boards of directors of the Boggy Creek Gang Camp and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County and he is also involved with the Fort Lauderdale Toys in the Sun Run, an annual event benefiting the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Martin Boire summarizes Support Our Troops, Inc. as follows: "We are focused on families, on kids, on spouses, on their futures. We are positive, forthright, energetic, and deliberate in our belief that an enemy may compel a soldier to leave his family, but they will not steal his family's future." He continues, "if I were in the military defending everyone's freedom it would be nice to know that if something were to happen to me my friends and neighbors would be able to ban together and step in and help my family. I am honored to announce the newest addition to the Heroes Board because Bruce Rossmeyer holds this same vision for America's troops and their families."
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