Union Home Proudly Presents…
Date and Time: Sunday, September 9, 2012 (8:00AM – 4:30PM)
Destination Location: Clearwater Casino Resort, Suquamish, Washington
Charity Beneficiaries: Seattle Children’s Hospital, Northwest Harvest*, ANEW and Helmets to Hardhats .
* September is National Hunger Awareness Month! Every rider & participant is encouraged to PLEASE bring a food donation to the event for Northwest Harvest’s Food Drive and lets do our part to help end hunger!
Registration: Preregistration is encouraged and ONLINE! Why spend more time in line registering when you could be out riding, partying with your friends and getting lucky in the casino?
Event Registration/Donation: (100% goes to charity – THAT MEANS ALL OF IT)
Rider & Passenger – $35.00*
Non-Rider Participant – $25.00*
Registered Participants will receive: (Click here for Pictures)
1. Self-Directed Charity Poker Run: chance to win Grand Prize 2012 Harley Davidson Street Bob!!
2. Event Wrist Band! (Your event ID)
3. Exclusive Inaugural Event Ride Pin & Helmet Sticker
4. Free Clearwater Casino Club Membership
5. Included Entry in Clearwater $1000 Raffle with Club Card Enrollment!
6. Flat Screen TV raffles & more prizes!
Inaugural Union Ride & Charity Rally™ Charity Poker Run:
For all motorcycle enthusiasts of Washington, the Union Ride & Charity Rally™ Charity Poker Run provides one of the most scenic rides in the State of Washington, while supporting the most important needs of our community. This self-directed poker run is also registered with the Guinness Book of World Records! Grand Prize Winner gets a brand new 2012 Harley! Register to be a part of history as we attempt to break the current record of 2,136. ALL bike brands welcome, scooters, trikes or wheeled motorcycles. (Click here for details)
Self-Directed Poker Run Draw Times: Friday Sept. 7: (10:00PM- 6:00PM), Saturday Sept. 8 (10:00AM – 6:00PM) AND Sunday Sept. 9 (8:00AM-1:00PM). Last card draw & final hand turn-in at 2:00PM Sunday at Clearwater.
Note: *Grand Prize Motorcycle is for Registered Poker Run Participants only. Click here for Grand Prize Page winner details
Event GRAND MARSHALL For the 2012 Inaugural Union Ride & Charity Rally™, we are proud to have as our first Grand Marshal, Lee Newgent, Executive Secretary of the Seattle Building Trades Council AFL-CIO. Lee represents over 11,000 Union Craft workers in King County and has worked at his trade in five different countries, including the continent of Antarctica.
Lee has been active in the Disaster Response Community, Labor Co-Chair of the Fire Incident Response Skilled Trades (FIRST) Committee in partnership with the Seattle Fire Department and also a volunteer for the Ironworkers at the World Trade Center and other disaster sites. Lee is an exceptional individual who works with local Anti-Gang programs and coaches sports in the inner city.
Lee exemplifies the commitment and relentless support that the Union Ride & Charity Rally™ aspires to. We welcome him and are proud of his participation!
SPECIAL 911 TRIBUTE. As a show of our support and in remembrance of the events of 911 at the WTC, the Union Ride & Charity Rally™ welcomes the Kitsap 911 Memorial to our event. This touching display and emotional tribute will be on site at the event for viewing.
Lead by 12 ‘Kitsap 9/11 Steel Beam Riders’ and a huge procession of bikes, the actual steel beams from the WTC site they arrive at approximately 12PM on Sunday September 9. Please get to the event early and help us give them a hero’s welcome! For their website & info, Click Here
Indoor Custom Bike Show
Set-up times are between 7:00AM and 9:00AM Sunday Sept. 9.
Sponsored by Legend Harley in Silverdale, the Clearwater Casino bar/lounge has graciously agreed to convert their lounge for our bike show and hold 4 bikes in each of the 4 categories. All others entries will be indoors throughout the casino and outdoor event areas if needed. * People’s Choice judging opens at 9:00AM and closes at 2:00PM for results tally. Winners will be announced during the Presentation Ceremony beginning at 3:00PM.
*ALL bikes must begin removal following closing ceremonies
Special One-Off Metal Awards for each 4 categories Plus People’s Choice Overall Winner
*Overall Winner – $200 Gift Certificate to Legend Harley
* BEST Bobber/Rat Bike – $100 Gift Certificate to Legend Harley
*BEST Custom Bike – $100 Gift Certificate to Legend Harley
*BEST Antique – Pre-1965 – $100 Gift Certificate to Legend Harley
*Best Touring Bike – $100 Gift Certificate to Legend Harley
*All bike show entries are FREE and must be registered participants in the Union Ride & Charity Rally™ event.
Peoples Choice Award Judging format begins at 9:00 AM so enter and be a part of the Inaugural Bike Show. Awards will be given to the winner of each class plus Overall during Presentation Ceremonies – prizes will be announced prior to event.
Custom one-off metal awards were designed and hand made by local NW artist and Union Brother Kap Rohde from our event sponsors at Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 – THANK YOU KAP and SM66 !!
Live Music by The Weatherheads on our Outdoor Stage! Come fill your ears with the favorite music & sounds you remember and dance in the sunshine! Performances will be throughout the day beginning at 10:30AM!
Food, Gambling, Raffles and more food
Come enjoy some great music, have a cold one in our outside Beer Garden and enjoy some World Class BBQ by the Thrill of the Grill. The Master Chefs from the Clearwater Casino Resort will also be serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner ans cocktails inside so ride safe, come hungry, leave happy!
Union Ride & Charity Rally™ Summary
Supporting those in need, helping working families and creating opportunity is what the Union Ride & Charity Rally™ is all about. This first-ever event is about more than breaking records, winning a new Harley or a pile of cash – it can literally change the lives of so many. With your support, we can take the Pride and Solidarity of Washington State, enrich the lives of everyone in our community and put on display the unity that is so proudly our American tradition.
All it takes to help spread the news is just a few clicks of your mouse or taps on your phone – a better life for many will depend on it. If you are unable to actively participate or ride, please download the Ghost Rider Sponsor Form and show your support by helping in another way.
From all of us working hard for the cause, our important charity beneficiaries and all the crew & volunteers involved in making this event happen, we thank you for your support and generosity!
Patrick ‘PT’ Town, Founder
Cheryl Taylor, Exec. Director
Union Home Benefit™ and Union Ride & Charity Rally™
Union Ride & Charity Rally™ Beneficiaries