The Arizona Elk Society (https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/) is partnering with Superstition Harley-Davidson (http://superstitionhd.com/) for a Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt this Saturday, March 25, to benefit the Hunts for Heroes Program. Hunts for Heroes brings veterans with disabilities out of their routine and into the outdoors to provide a sense of normalcy and a new perspective on what their life can look like with a disability.
The day-long event begins at Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, at 9 a.m. This is a non-escorted Scavenger Hunt for motorcycles and cars.
Tom Wagner, Hunts for Heroes coordinator, invites the community to come out and have fun while supporting our veterans.
“We had no idea how fast this program would grow and we really appreciate the support of Superstition Harley-Davidson,” Wagner said. “This is an excellent opportunity for community members to give back to veterans for all they have done for their country.”
The schedule is as follows:
- Onsite registration, 9-11 a.m., rider $25, with passenger $30.
- Pancake breakfast, 9-10 a.m., $5 per person for pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice.
- Scavenger Hunt begins at 10 a.m.
- End party, noon-4 p.m.
- Raffles begin at 1 p.m. and continue every half hour.
Wagner said the Hunts for Heroes Program delivers free all-inclusive hunts for both men and women in Arizona to encourage “Healing through Hunting.”
The Arizona Elk Society launched the Hunts for Heroes Program in 2015 with the aid of Program Director Dave Holbrook. It soon became a joint venture between the Arizona Elk Society, Arizona Game and Fish and many volunteers. They are projected to provide more than 60 hunts in 2017.
“We’re continually amazed at all the organizations coming together to help the healing process for these warriors,” Holbrook said. “It’s amazing how many people love and respect our veterans. It’s very heartwarming and gratifying.”
Superstition Harley-Davidson said they are honored to have been given this opportunity.
“We are proud to support the current and former members of our great United States Military. We are thankful for your service and grateful for your sacrifice.”
For those interested in nominating a veteran with a significant mobility disability, visit: https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/hunts-for-heroes. To learn more about the program, email Holbrook at DaveH@ArizonaElkSociety.org.