SMRi Donates $50K to Sturgis Rally Charities Foundation
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. (SMRi), official stewards of the Sturgis brand, have announced that they will once again donate $50,000 to Sturgis Rally Charities Foundation, which will in turn distribute that to local charities in and around the Sturgis community.
This is the third year in a row that SMRi has made a contribution, all of which have been made possible by community supported licensing agreements that SMRi manages for the Sturgis brand.
In addition SMRi has the pleasure of welcoming two new volunteer board members, Scott Reiman and the Mayor of Sturgis Mark Carstensen.
Dean Kinney (Chairman of the Board for SMRi) says: “We are really excited to have Scott Reiman, Vice President at First Interstate Bank in Sturgis and Sturgis Mayor Carstensen as our newest members of the SMRi all volunteer board. We know they will make valuable members to our team and are looking forward to a great 2014.”
The 2013 year was very encouraging for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. The group gained additional community support as well as official endorsements from The City of Sturgis City Council and the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce. SMRi have continued to be the official stewards of the Sturgis brands and to show their support they once again are supporting the community by giving back to Sturgis Rally Charities.
Hundreds of retailers around the world carry Officially Licensed Sturgis® Products every year, through those sales, SMRi is able to donate funds to benefit the local Sturgis community. SMRi’s volunteer board is pleased to support Sturgis Rally Charities and in turn the organizations that serve and support a variety of causes in the area.
SMRi values the time and hard work that these groups put into educating and protecting local children, supporting and rebuilding the community, and assisting community members in need. SMRi appreciates the strong participation of retailers throughout the world that support the licensing program and would like to personally thank them, and all the wonderful organizations that have labored to make the Black Hills and the Sturgis community a better place for all.