BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Legion today collected donations totaling more than
$812,000, bringing the amount raised during the Legion’s 10th
annual Legacy Run to a record $1,249,684.13. The multi-state motorcycle
ride raises money for The American Legion Legacy Fund, which provides
college scholarships for the children of fallen military personnel who
died on active duty on or since Sept. 11, 2001.
Hundreds of American Legion Riders took part in the four-day Legacy Run
– which left Indianapolis on Aug. 23 and covered more than 1,000 miles
through Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania before arriving in Maryland.
They collected more than $436,000 prior to and during the ride.
Donations made today in Baltimore during the organization’s 97th
National Convention included $173,000 from the Florida American Legion.
That amount included $93,000 raised by Adam Sandoval, who is
visiting Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country raising money
for the Legacy Fund.
Another $103,000 came from the Minnesota American Legion, $64,000 from
the Missouri American Legion and $59,000 from the Wisconsin American
Legion. American Legion Post 593 in Converse, Texas, donated $50,000.
Established in October 2001, just one month after the terrorist attacks,
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund was one of the first
established for this purpose. In 10 years, the Legacy Run has raised
more than $6 million for the fund.
More information about American Legion Riders, is available at http://www.legion.org/riders
More information about the Legacy Scholarship Fund is available at www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy
The American Legion
Bob Sussan, 703-328-7691