Circle Bell Motorsports Joins Forces with the 2013 Law Enforcement "Fallen Officer" Memorial Motorcycle Run
NEWS June 17, 2013
Photo by Dave Hoenig
Courtesy of Circle Bell Motorsports:
(June 17, 2013) - Circle Bell Motorsports is happy to announce their sponsorship of the 2013 Law Enforcement “Fallen Officer” Memorial Motorcycle Run, July 27th in Sacramento, Calif. This is the 20th Anniversary of the run organized by the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento (LECS).
“Community involvement is very important to our entire team,” says Bob Bellino, president of Circle Bell Motorsports. The Law Enforcement “Fallen Officer” Memorial Run is an important fund raiser for the Chaplaincy, so to combine the Memorial Run with the Sacramento Mile is a great way to bring attention to the good work of the Chaplaincy and to honor those in law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens they protect and serve.
“This is our 20th year of the Law Enforcement Memorial Run,” explains executive director, Senior Chaplain Mindi Russell. “Drawing participants from five states, this run is the longest run for fallen officers and raises thousands of dollars each year. We are really pleased to have Circle Bell Motorsports and the Sacramento Mile join forces with us. Their commitment, promotion and support should make this year’s run even better and more exciting.”
Festivities for the run get underway on Friday evening July 26th at a special Pre-Registration Party at Harley-Davidson of Sacramento at 1000 Arden Way in Sacramento. Running from 5pm to 8pm, party goers will be able to pre-register for the Memorial Run, meet some of the top stars of the AMA Pro Flat Track Sacramento Mile, enjoy food and drinks and buy raffle tickets for a number of items including tickets to the Sacramento Mile, event t-shirts and a special Grand Prize Package giving one lucky winner the chance to be part of the Sacramento Mile Winner’s Podium Celebration.
On Saturday morning, July 27th registration for the Memorial Run will be open from 7am-8:30am at Woodlake Park at 500 Arden Way. At 8:30 a special memorial tribute will take place and a plaque will be unveiled honoring a fallen officer. At 9:30am the Run will depart for Penn Valley.
Leading the run will be the Warrior Guard Riders who will carry the flag of a fallen officer. The Warrior Guard is a group of riders and citizens who come together to raise money (a minimum of $250.00) in support of the LECS mission by raising funds and riding in the Annual Sacramento Law Enforcement Fallen Officer's Memorial Run.
“In response to last year's overwhelming success by the generous donations received through the efforts of the last year’s Memorial Run Honor Guard Riders, we have designed an impressive weekend package for those who commit to this year's Warrior Guard Riders fund raising event, explains Russell. “The Warrior Guard Riders will be part of the opening ceremonies of the AMA Pro Sacramento Mile with a lap around the race track prior to the opening memorial service for fallen officer Kevin Tonn of the Galt Police Department who died in the line of duty on January 15th of this year.”
Numerous ticket packages for the Memorial Run and the Sacramento Mile will be available on line and at both the Pre-Party and Saturday registration.
About the The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento:
The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento primary objectives are to support law enforcement families in professional and personal crisis and serve the community of the Greater Sacramento Region in times of crisis and tragedies. Started in 1977 to provide pastoral care to the employees of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, the vision and mission of this Chaplaincy has grown to serve multiple law enforcement agencies including federal, state and local departments, as well as citizens within the entire Sacramento area. All Chaplaincy services are provided at no cost to the individuals, families or departments due to the generous contributions made by officers and citizens in the community.
About Circle Bell Motorsports:
Circle Bell Motorsports is the premier promoter of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Pro Racing’s Grand National Flat Track series. With over 40 years in the motorsports industry Circle Bell Motorsports saw an opportunity to bring AMA Grand National Flat Track racing back to Northern California, where it had been absent since 1999. The Calistoga Half Mile National led the way with the return of Grand National Championship racing to Northern California in 2010 and since then has reinvigorated enthusiasm for flat track racing with the return of the historic Sacramento Mile and Santa Rosa Mile.