Laborers’ motorcycle ride delivers $12,000 for charity

Participants in the Minnesota Laborers Ride for Charity raised $12,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.

The ninth year of the Minnesota Laborers Ride for Charity proved another good one for the event’s beneficiary, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Twin Cities.

The Aug. 18 benefit ride generated $12,000, the highest yearly amount raised, and brought the total contribution since the event began to over $64,000.

The annual motorcycle ride is the largest charitable fundraising event of the year for the Minnesota Laborers Union, thanks in part to the support of Laborers Union Local 563, Local 132, the Minnesota Laborers District Council, Minnesota LECET, event participants and sponsors.

“Our annual benefit ride is very important to us as Laborers Union members and to the Ronald McDonald House charities,” said Dave Saunders, Laborers Local 563 financial secretary/treasurer and Laborers Ride Committee member.

“For the Laborers, we get satisfaction by helping others, and the charity is much appreciative of this annual fundraising event, so that it can continue serving its cause in helping families,” he added

The Laborers Ride for Charity continues to support daily life at the Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities, a home away from home for families with seriously ill children.

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