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Savannah Strong – 1st Annual Ride For Awareness

August 12, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm


I represent the American Legion Riders Post 497, and we are hosting this 1st Annual Ride this year for John & Wendy Bettis. They lost their daughter, Savannah, about 2 yrs ago to Carbon Monoxide poisoning. It was all over the news and has gained quite a bit of attention. Savannah had just graduated from Ben Davis HS at the age of 18 and was gone less than a month later. John is a long-time friend of mine, as well. He and I attended Ben Davis together and graduated in 1991. So, as you can see, we not only go way back, but our paths have crossed yet again as Fathers that are both on a mission. We are expecting, literally, hundreds for turnout. Motorcycles, Slingshots, cars, etc. The ride will be mainly West Side from 497 to Ben Davis HS, Clermont, Avon (Crash site) then to Heavy’s, Thirsty Turtle, and back to 497. We are planning on having the Wayne Township FD at the Ben Davis HS Parking lot to do free testing on cars. We have a petition for folks to sign as they register that is for SAVANNAH’S LAW – which John & Wendy are taking all the way to DC. (we are still in the process of securing the “stops” however, we feel confident they will be on board. Thirsty Turtle has already committed, and I know the owners of Heavy’s and Loose Caboose) Times listed below include registration time. KSU at noon – Flyer attached, but has not been distributed as of yet since we’re still securing stops. Hope to be secured within the next week or two, tops. Thank you!


August 12, 2017
9:30 am - 5:30 pm


*American Legion Post 497
3011 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222 United States
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