Harley Owners Group Recognized

The Chautauqua-Kinzua Harley Owners Group was recognized by the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run for the number of tickets the group sold.

Dave Geitner and Bev Sherman, Kids and Cancer Committee members, presented a plaque recently to the Chautauqua-Kinzua Harley Owners Group at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown.

Since the inaugural Kids and Cancer Run in 1998, the committee has been able to donate more than $200,000 to individuals, medical facilities, cancer-related organizations, and various service clubs that benefit children and their families by selling tickets for the “Harley of Hope” giveaway. Each year, ticket buyers have a chance to win a current model year Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The Chautauqua-Kinzua chapter was able to sell 200 tickets during the 2012 run season, raising $3,000 for the benefit.

This year a custom painted 2013 Dyna Switchback will be given away to one lucky winner following the 16th annual Kids and Cancer Motorcycle Benefit Run on Saturday, July 20. The first runnerup will receive two tickets to the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen and $250 cash. The second runnerup will receive a $250 Harley-Davidson of Jamestown gift card. For more information visit kidsandcancerbenefitrun.com.

The 2013 Switchback with custom paint by Chris Maida of CMDesignz in North Java, N.Y., will be unveiled at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown sometime in March. For more information, visit jamestownharley.com.

The Chautauqua-Kinzua Harley Owners Group has pledged to donate the money it receives back from ticket sales to individuals in need within the local community. That sum from the 2012 ticket sales amounted to $1,000. Tickets may be purchased from a Kids and Cancer Committee member, Chautauqua-Kinzua chapter members or at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown.

The Chautauqua-Kinzua H.O.G. Chapter was established in February 2010. Sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Jamestown, the chapter has more than 120 active members. The Chautauqua-Kinzua Harley Owners Group’s mission is to organize a group of individuals for the purpose of safe and enjoyable motorcycle riding, as well as foster camaraderie among members. The group has pledged to donate a portion of its time and money to those who are less fortunate.