Public Invited to Motorcycle Run & Outdoor Music Festival in Tacoma Washington to Benefit Wounded Service Members and Show Their Support For Active Duty Military

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Lyon Pride Music Presents the 5th Annual Rock & Rally For The Troops - an all-day motorcycle run and outdoor music festival to support the programs of Operation Ward 57 at Cheney Stadium.

For a fifth year, on Saturday August 1st, the general public, veterans and local military are invited to Cheney Stadium (near Joint Base Lewis-McChord) at 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405, phone (253) 752-7707, to participate in Rock & Rally For The Troops, sponsored by Lyon Pride Music. The event features an all-day motorcycle run and outdoor music festival to support the programs of Operation Ward 57.

As America enters its 14th year of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, showing support for our wounded, ill and injured service members is more important than ever. Attendees of the event can show their support by participating in the motorcycle run sponsored by BROTHERS IN ARMS MOTORCYCLE CLUB or attend the Outdoor Music Festival featuring 4 local and national bands. There will also be a silent auction at the event from 5-7pm. This is an all ages event.

The music lineup includes Eve to Adam, Klover Jane, Van Eps and JP Hennessy . Special performance of the national anthem by Daniel Nyoka.

Also, U.S. Army Veteran Mary Dague, and former member of the Army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team, will be speaking to share her experiences of being a double arm amputee and raise awareness for veteran related issues.

All funds raised from the motorcycle run, silent auctions and individual donations will go directly to Operation Ward 57 to support the wounded, ill and injured service members & Veterans recovering around the country. Operation Ward 57 T-shirts that are given to patients and families will also be available for sale at the Rock & Rally event.

The event sponsors Brothers In Arms MC and Lyon Pride Music Founder Levi Lyon were inspired by Operation Ward 57, and were motivated to find a way to make an impact on and improve the overall quality of life of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines that have sacrificed so much in support of OIF/OEF/OND.

General Info:
MC Run registration will be same day on-site at Rock the Dock Pub & Grill, 535 Dock St, Tacoma, WA starting at 11am. $20 suggested donation per bike. $10 each additional rider. MC entry also includes music festival entry.

Music Festival $20 adv/$25 at the door. Tickets are available at http://www.rockandrallyforthetroops.com/ or at the venue the day of.

MC registration: 11am
Last Bike Out Noon
Doors Open 5:00pm
Silent Auction: 5-7pm
Guest Speaker: 6:15pm
First Band: 5:30pm
Event Close: 10:00pm

Event Website - : http://www.rockandrallyforthetroops.com or http://www.facebook.com/rockandrallyforthetroops

About Operation Ward 57: Operation Ward 57 supports wounded, injured and ill service members, veterans, their caregivers and those that aid in their recovery by providing assistance and outreach in their recovery, comfort and morale, and through advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstances.. Operation Ward 57 was founded in 2007. http://www.operationward57.org ~ http://www.facebook.com/operationward57 ~ http://www.twitter.com/operationward57

About Brothers In Arms MC - The Brothers-in-Arms Motorcycle Club honors, respects and cares for those who have served, will serve and are serving in our nation's armed forces. We combine our common passion for motorcycling with supporting local veterans and military organizations

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Contact: Operation Ward 57 - Brittney Hamilton, Executive Director, Brittney(at)operationward57(dot)org (206) 713.1363
Lyon Pride Music – Levi Lyon, LeviLyon@me.com 253-606-4541
Brothers In Arms MC - http://brothersinarmsmc-pugetsound.com/
For Media Inquiries/Band Interviews – Christian Hamilton, info(at)seattlesoundlive(dot)com, http://www.seattlesoundlive.com

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