AMA Pro Racing Team to Visit Veterans Home Prior to Mid-Ohio Event
NEWS July 10, 2013
Photo by Veterans Empowered Through Motorsports
Courtesy of Veterans Empowered Through Motorsports:
Upper Arlington, OH. (July 10, 2013) – Veterans Empowered Through Motorsports (VETM) and Greg Hutcheson / Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson Racing will visit the Sandusky Veterans Home on Friday, July 12th at 2 pm. In attendance will be disabled combat veteran crew members, team owner / rider Greg Hutcheson, crew chief Bruce Blake and their WFO Racing #110 Harley-Davidson XR1200. VETM and the Ohio Department of Veteran Services arranged the visit prior to the start of AMA Pro Road Racing’s Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series practice, which begins on Saturday.
“This is a great way to showcase how disabled veterans have value once their service is completed and highlight our efforts in AMA Pro Racing. This is also an outstanding opportunity to showcase one of our newest outreach partners in the AMA Pro Racing paddock, Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson,” stated Peter Cline, founder of VETM. “Having our disabled combat veteran crews on hand to speak to the other veterans is fantastic. In the future I hope VETM and our partners can make more of these types of visits.”
“My dad was a Korean War vet and I've always been appreciative. Making this visit is just a very small way I can show my gratitude for the service and heroism of the residents of the Ohio Veteran’s Home. I am honored to be invited,” added Hutcheson.
Along with Greg Hutcheson / Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson Racing, VETM adds to its XR1200 outreach with the #96 Chili Pepper Racing entry and reunites with 2012 partners #110 Air Ground Xpress. VETM will continue to empower disabled combat veterans with the #46 M.O.B. Racing and #70 James Gang / Hoban Brothers Racing entries.
About the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky: The Sandusky Veterans home is a 427-bed nursing home and 293 private-room Domiciliary. The 4-Star nursing home offers standard and skilled nursing care and special care for veterans with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. The Domiciliary offers independent living along with supervised care for those residents in need of medication administration but not nursing home care. The Ohio Veterans Home is exclusively for Ohio’s disabled and aged honorably discharged, wartime veterans at 1/3 the cost and based on the residents ability to pay. The home opened in 1888 to care for veterans of the Civil War, and has been in continuous operation since.
VETM supporters are: Oxford Consulting Group, Day Ketterer, Drippin’Wet, Ellanet, Midwest Motorcyclist, Motion Pro, Optimum Print Solutions, Portfolio Creative, XR1200 Owners Group.
To learn more about VETM please visit them on the web at www.tor-vetm.org or follow them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/TeamOhioRacing, Twitter @TeamOhioRacing or Pinterest at pinterest.com/teamohioracing/.
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