The Arkansas Challenge ride is coming along great.
So far we have our Hotel selected the afternoon lunch and even more little details already worked out.
Please tell your friends that the sign up to ride is available here ion the site and we are happy to have them
Please consider helping in the 3 day Build Brigade on
July 8, 9 and 10, 2011 Our Opening Ceremony will begin at 8:30am on Friday July 8th
Help Homes for Troops as the begin work for Sgt Marco Robledo Jr.
Army SGT Marco Robledo was on his first deployment when he was left a double amputee after an IED explosion in Taji, Iraq in May 2007. The third HUMMVEE in a five vehicle route clearing patrol, SGT Robledo was the gunner in the turret when the vehicle rolled over a pressure plated IED; the explosion tearing through the vehicle. After losing consciousness and waking to the smell of something burning, SGT Robledo realized he could not move...what he did not realize was that he had lost his left leg above the knee and his left arm above the elbow as a result of the blast. Caught in an ambush, and with gunfire coming from all directions, he was quickly transported to a local hospital in Baghdad. Marco was soon flown to Ballad before being airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany, then to Andrew’s Air Force Base, and finally to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he is still being treated, three years after the attack.
SGT Robledo grew up left-handed and has learned to use his right hand to write. He enjoys drawing, working on cars, SCUBA diving, running, swimming and listening to music. He devotes much of his time to helping others. Marco is pursuing a degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College.
SGT Robledo is honored to be a part of our nation’s military. He says, "I always wanted to travel and see different places. After deploying and being hurt however, I realized that there is no place like home. Thanks to Homes for Our Troops I will finally have that."
Donations can be made at any Regions Bank in Arkansas. Just tell the bank associate you want to make a deposit into the account titled: "Homes for Our Troops - Clarksville, AR".
Thanks for everyone who came out for the First Freedom Scramble. We had a field of 125 golfers taking the course for some good food and great golf. Thanks to all our Sponsors from Wells Fargo Advisors, Pinnacle Point Hospital and all of our hole sponsors and teams. Special SHOUT OUT to The AKANSA Chapter of the DAR. Great support girls you are wonderful. The full list of sponsors is available on our site. Stop in and say hello when visiting these businesses. When the dust settles lets see how many bikes we can buy.
Rolling Thunder Chapter One of Arkansas is holding a Poker Run on June 18 starting at 1030 leaving from the Jacksonville Museum of Military History.
Details are on the Rolling thunder website. http://www.rollingthunderchap1ark.com/
The Arkansas Freedom Fund wants to have your bike ready for the next event. If you need a bike from us please give us the details.
Also if there is an event coming up and you need a bike check with us and we can help you get one for your ride.
We will maintain the fleet as it grows so you know you have a well tuned machine.
Time to dust off the clubs and get ready to support Arkansas veterans in the Freedom Golf Scramble.
April 25, 2011 at Diamante in Hot Springs Village. This was a rain delay due to tornadoes that swept through Hot Springs Village.
The New Date is June 13
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