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‘Tis The Season Of Giving

We know there’s a lot of gift giving going on right now, especially because we’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and we’d like to remind everyone that Harley-Davidson has teamed up with Wouned Warrior Project, to join efforts in raising money to support wounded veterans and their families.

Founded in 2003, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization now has over 20 programs operating, and as described in wikipedia, are broken down into 4 categories: Body, Mind, Economic Empowerment, and Engagement. The Body section of the programs focus on “physical health and wellness”, while the Mind section guides our warriors through the “combat stress recovery program”. Economic Empowerment “helps members meet their educational goals and aim to support their personal health and wellness, mental health and career development”, and finally, Engagement, through “the Alumni program provides long-term support and camaraderie for wounded veterans through events, discounted services and an online community.”

Now through January 11th, 2016, stop in and make a contrubtion to Wounded Warrior Project with any of our cashiers! Next to the Parts and Accessories counter, pick up a sticker showing you’ve made an effort to help out the great cause,

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and write your name on a dog tag slip so we can hang it on the wall and show off how supportive our community is of our veterans.

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They’ve proudly served our country, and Wounded Warrior Project offers the opportunity for us to reciprocate. Happy holidays, from the Avalanche Harley-Davidson family to yours!

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The sherrif’s office dedicated a blog to remembering Sgt. Dave Baldwin: #RememberBaldwin

The sherrif’s office dedicated a blog to remembering Sgt. Dave Baldwin: #RememberBaldwin

We were all shocked and saddened to hear about Sgt. Dave Baldwin, who did so much for the community. He was a great friend, and one of the coolest, most laid back guys we had the pleasure of knowing. He was the very first person to buy a bike when we opened as Avalanche Harley-Davidson, and used to hang out with us while he got service work done on his bike. He is greatly missed, and will be forever in our hearts. 

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Brothers Lance Rodeo

During the summer, all of us here at Avalanche Harley-Davidson were lucky enough to enjoy the company of two young cowboys! Colton and Clayton Lance both qualified for the 2013 Youth Bull Riding World Finals, and although their skill had earned them a spot in the competition, their mom (with the hopes of teaching her boys good values) said they still had to earn the money it would take for them to travel from Colorado to Texas, where the competition was to be held.

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They came into the dealership one afternoon, accompanied by their mom of course, and asked to talk to someone about a job. They brought in their portfolios, stacked with awards, pictures from competitions, and all their levels of training. They offered to come and help out around the shop in any way we could let them, so they could earn money to make it to Texas for the finals.

 

We got creative and gave the boys their own lemonade stand at our Bike Nights. They served lemonade in their full riding get-up in exchange for donations. Needless to say they were a huge hit and people were offering up contributions for their trip left and right.

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At each appearance, they brought their portfolios, trophies, belt buckles, and chaps. The boys put out a tip jar, and as they served, were able to tell each guest about their goal to go to finals. As guests learned of the cowboys’ goal, they kindly filled the tip jar, hoping it would help get them closer to what they needed.

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Once again the biker community’s extreme generosity helped out a good cause, and the two were able to travel to Texas to compete in the World Finals! One of them even finished third in average!

Where are the boys now? Staying busy. With Bull Riding practice a few nights a week and football practice the others…the boys (and their parents) are staying active. We can’t wait to hear more about their successes in the future!

 

To follow the boys journey – like them on facebook @ The Brothers Lance Rodeo!

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