The 10th Annual Memorial Ride for Corporal Michael D. Anderson Jr., who was killed in combat action in Iraq in 2004, will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Motorcycle riders will gather at Mitchell’s Modesto Harley-Davidson in Modesto, California, starting at 8:30 a.m. with the memorial ride starting at 10 a.m. There is no fee to participate. The ride will be going through the foothills of Sonora and historic Jamestown and ending back at The World Famous Kenny Roberts Ranch. For more information, visit trueamericanhero.org.
Prior to the memorial ride, the third annual Kenny Robert’s True American Heroes Dinner will be held at Kenny Roberts Moto Ranch on Friday, May 9. Tickets are $500 per person and 100% of donations will go directly to military veterans. Special guests include motorcycle racing champions Kenny Roberts Sr., Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts Jr., Mert Lawwill and Kurtis Roberts. For more information on the dinner, call (209) 765-9317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A concert featuring country singer John Corbett will also benefit Welcome Home Heroes, an organization that helps returning veterans. The concert will be held Thursday, May 8, at Fat Cat Music House and Lounge in Modesto (930 11th Street). Doors open at 7 p.m. and the entry fee is $25. All proceeds from the concert and the dinner will go to Welcome Home Heroes. For more information on the concert, visit fatcatmodesto.com.