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TLW partners with Hogs For Heroes to purchase bike for Wisconsin Dells veteran

May 23, 2021, Marine Sergeant Rick Erickson, of Wisconsin Dells becomes the 18th Wisconsin veteran to receive a Harley-Davidson motorcycle as part of the Hogs for Heroes program. And for the first time, the Tavern League of Wisconsin has stepped up and raised funds to fully pay for the bike.

After beating cancer, Erickson enlisted at age 25 and, one year later, volunteered to deploy to Iraq’s deadliest combat zone for six months. Upon separating from service, the first thing he did was buy a motorcycle — and ride to free his mind. He rode for 12 years. Then, 2 years ago, he sold his bike to pay for a necessary remodel project. Now, Hogs For Heroes and the Tavern League of Wisconsin are helping him regain his wind therapy and smooth out his rough road with a white 2017 H-D Street Glide, chosen by Erickson from the Wisconsin Harley-Davidson’s showroom floor. Hogs for Heroes will hand him his keys at a special ceremony at the Keg & Patio in the Wisconsin Dells on May 23. Learn more about Rick’s story here.

About Hogs for Heroes

Hogs For Heroes started in 2015 with the goal of giving one bike a year to a selected Wisconsin veteran. Since then, this small, family nonprofit has put a total of 17 injured Wisconsin veteran riders back on the road with beautiful Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Volunteers work year-round to raise funds for bikes to gift during Wisconsin’s riding season.

Hogs for Heroes Presentation
Keg & Patio in the Wisconsin Dells
Sunday, May 23, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm.
Presentation of Keys Ceremony at 1:00 p.m. with Color Guard by The American Legion Post 187


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