Kasey Kahne Foundation news 2009-08-12

RAISING KAHNE FOR KIDS" MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO BENEFIT KASEY KAHNE FOUNDATION Sound Harley-Davidson to host benefit ride and auction on Sunday, Sept. 13th in Marysville, Wash. MOORESVILLE, NC (August 12, 2009) - Washington native, Kasey ...

RAISING KAHNE FOR KIDS" MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO BENEFIT KASEY KAHNE FOUNDATION

Sound Harley-Davidson to host benefit ride and auction on Sunday, Sept. 13th in Marysville, Wash.

MOORESVILLE, NC (August 12, 2009) - Washington native, Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and Sound Harley-Davidson, a Marysville, Wash. motorcycle dealer, have teamed up to present "Raising Kahne for Kids" benefit motorcycle ride on Sunday, Sept. 13th to raise funds for the Kasey Kahne Foundation, whose beneficiaries include local charities like the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle.

Organizing the event is Washington State Patrol Officer Lance Ramsay, who met Kahne several years ago during a local appearance. "Kasey has given so much back to the communities throughout Washington over the past several years," Ramsay said. "The ride allows more people to get personally involved and directly support the Kasey Kahne Foundation. This is going to be a huge inaugural ride, which we hope becomes a much-anticipated annual event. So if you have a bike, no matter what make, model, or year, you definitely won't want to miss this event."

The three-hour ride is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am PT at Sound Harley-Davidson (16212 Smokey Point Blvd. Marysville, WA 98271) located north of Everett, Wash. along Interstate 5. The friendly ride will take participants through scenic waterfront routes across Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties before returning to Sound Harley-Davidson for an auction and lunch. Auction items will include racing memorabilia, motorcycle merchandise, and Budweiser-supplied sporting event tickets to the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders games.

"Lance and I have talked about organizing this ride for a while now, so I'm glad we found the right partners and place to make it happen," said Kahne, who won't be able to participant in the ride as he will be racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond, Va. that weekend.

Advance registration at www.raisingkahneforkids.com is $50 per rider and $10 per passenger. On-site registration is $55 per rider and $15 per passenger. Registered riders and passengers will receive a free Raising Kahne for Kids bandana at check-in. The first 100 registered riders will receive an official event poster signed by Kasey Kahne. Non-riders or non-locals may still contribute by purchasing the event bandana and poster package for $25, which includes entrance to the lunch and auction. All net proceeds from registration and the on-site auction benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation, which is a major supporter of the Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish and other children's organizations.

"Washington has great NASCAR fans, Harley-Davidson riders and people that want to give back to charity," Kahne added. "Every year the Kasey Kahne Foundation holds several events to raise funds and this year we are lucky to have Lance, Sound Harley-Davidson, and a large contingent of Washington State Patrol and local police officers helping us put this new charity event together. It should be lots of fun, whether you ride or not."

About Kasey Kahne Foundation The Kasey Kahne Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3, was created by NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne to raise and donate funds to charitable organizations that care for chronically ill children and their families. The Foundation is dedicated to positive cultural changes by giving underprivileged boys and girls ample opportunities for success. Community involvement projects are valued as they have the chance to make a positive impact on a life. For more information, visit http://www.kaseykahnefoundation.org/.

-credit: kkr

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