WINGS ACROSS TENNESSEE, 2009
The 14th annual Wings Across Tennessee ride is now in the history books. Thanks to everyone for all your hard work this year in raising money one dollar at a time for the Children at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This is a very worthwhile cause and we are glad to be part of it. We all know of a child in our community who is a patient at St. Jude’s; this is truly a local charity. There are many worthy charities, but if your Chapter is looking for a worthy cause to help, you will not find a more worthy one than St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Chapters are not required to help any charity, but most members feel so blessed to live and ride in this great nation that it is a privilege to give to those in need. The total now that has been contributed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by GWRRA members on the Wings Across Tennessee ride is $1,023,278.79. This year’s total was $85,238.79. (TN-Z Columbia turned their donation in after the Ride.) Plan now on riding across Tennessee next year on September 17-18, 2010; it will one of the most memorable rides of your life.
Attached is a picture of five of the original nine who made the first Wings Across Tennessee trip to St. Jude Hospital. They were present at St. Jude this year for the festivities. From Left to right are Lawrence Roberts, Keith Marsh, Nancy Byrd, Nyoka Holder, and Mike Taylor. We thank you for your dream and the drive to make this happen.