Motorcyclists Rally in Chattanooga for Wounded Warriors

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While thousands of members of the STAR Touring and Riding Association gather in Chattanooga July 20-23, the Richmond, Virginia STAR Chapter 440 will be staging a “Cigar-B-Que” in partnership with the Chattanooga Billiard Club to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. The unique fundraiser on July 20 is open to the public and will include dinner and games, including billiards and darts tournaments. The Billiard Club is located at 110 Jordan Drive in Chattanooga. Sponsors include the Chattanooga Billiard Club, Banquet and Convention Center, the Rocky Patel Cigar Company and Groome Transportation.

While thousands of members of the STAR Touring and Riding Association gather in Chattanooga July 20-23, the Richmond, Virginia STAR Chapter 440 will be staging a “Cigar-B-Que” in partnership with the Chattanooga Billiard Club to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The unique fundraiser on July 20 is open to the public and will include dinner and games, including billiards and darts tournaments. The Billiard Club is located at 110 Jordan Drive in Chattanooga. Sponsors include the Chattanooga Billiard Club, Banquet and Convention Center, the Rocky Patel Cigar Company and Groome Transportation.

Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are available for $20 each and include admission, dinner and a Rocky Patel premium cigar. Details and event registration are at http://www.star440.org/cigarbque. Venue information and directions can be found at http://www.cbcburns.com.

Half of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to WWP as will all proceeds from games and tournaments. Rocky Patel will attend the event with other representatives of his company which will offer event specials on its line of premium cigars through Burns Tobacconist, the on-site premium cigar retailer. Burns will donate 20 percent of sales proceeds to WWP.

About STAR Touring and Riding Association

Founded in 1996, STAR Touring and Riding Association is an international family riding organization comprised of more than 65,000 members from some 285 chapters. As the "Official Riding Organization of Star Motorcycles," STAR is a non-political, non-confrontational association whose main focus is on family, fun, camaraderie and riding. All brands of motorcycles are welcome. More information is available at http://www.startouring.org.

About STAR Chapter 440

The Richmond, Virginia chapter of STAR Touring and Riding Association is headed by Dwayne Terrier, president. “STAR Touring and Riding is a very patriotic group. We are encouraged to recognize and support our veterans. We feel our Chattanooga rally is a great opportunity to give something back to those who have sacrificed so much for us,” he said. Terrier said that, although the July 20 event will occur during the rally, it is the Richmond chapter’s initiative, is not part of the official rally agenda, and has STAR’s approval, encouragement and general support.

About Wounded Warrior Project

WWP is a charity whose mission is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured servicemen and women, to help severely injured service members to aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members. Information about WWP can be found at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Contact:    Pete Nelson
STAR Chapter 440
804-822-2069 c
804-788-8748 o

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