The members of the American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 wish to thank the readers of this publication for their support of our Aug. 25 charity golf tournament. 

Held at The Views in Sun City, we raised $17,000. That’s a new record!

Thanks to your kind and generous support, local homeless and “at risk” veterans will continue receiving the care and assistance they deserve. To the dedicated men and women of our “adopted” local Arizona National Guard Battalions, it means that while they are answering the call of duty, their families will not be forgotten. 

The steadfast support we receive has allowed us to make a difference in the lives of veterans and service members. And because of that support, our Post has been honored by local, state and national veterans support organizations for our programs that benefit veterans in need. In recognition of our support of National Guard members in need, we have received the Community Partner of the Year award from the Arizona National Guard, and the Community Purple Award from the U.S. National Guard Bureau. 

We are the only organization from Arizona to receive the prestigious national Community Purple award. 

So, thank you for helping us forge ahead and continue rendering aid.  

But we don’t rest on our laurels around here, and The Post is always looking for ways to not only give back to and improve our local community, but have some fun while we do it. And that brings me to riding for the kids.

More than 500 American Legion motorcycle riders from across the United States recently participated in the thirteenth annual American Legion Legacy Scholarship Run, riding 700 miles from Hutchinson, Kansas to Minneapolis, the site of the 2018 American Legion National Convention. 

The riders make the annual long and sometimes perilous journey to raise awareness of and money for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. More than $1.3 million was raised this year! The scholarships pay college tuition for the children of military personnel who have lost their lives while serving on active duty since Sept. 11 and severely disabled veterans who have served since then. 

American Legion Riders Chapters are comprised of members of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion, each member a motorcycle riding enthusiast. 

Visit the American Legion Oro Valley Riders Chapter 132 Facebook page to learn more about their activities (facebook.com/groups/89935527106).  To learn more about the Post, go to ovamericanlegion132.com or call 219-9997.

Ed Davis is the American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 First Vice Commander and a member of the recently formed Riders Chapter. Want to become a member? Those interested in joining or transferring to the Post may contact Ed at 229-1064 or ovpost132@gmail.com.

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