‘Boots For Jax‘
The Cause: Raising Awareness and Funds for Wounded Warrior ProjectThe Ride: Sturgis 2015
Dear Fellow HOG Members:

We hope this letter finds you well, and that you’re enjoying a new season of safe riding. For the past year my brother , Dave, and I have been discussing a ride together out to Sturgis next summer. We’ve also discussed the coming end to the television show ‘Sons of Anarchy.’ While we aren’t affiliated with any biker clubs or organizations other than HOG, we are fans of the show.
We understand and support the reasons for Charlie Hunnam’s character wearing sneakers in the show; however, we’ve always felt that Jax should also have a good pair of boots. Although this fall will be SOA’s last season, we also believe it will be a great opportunity for everyone who understands the feeling of freedom while riding to take part in a worthwhile event. Whether you ride a few miles or make the long haul to Sturgis, we hope you join us in making a commitment for at least one of your members to make the trip and represent your chapter. 100% of any funds your chapter raises from now until then, including pledges for miles ridden, will go directly to WWP. As police officers, we enjoyed volunteering for Rhode Island Special Olympics, and helped coordinate the Law Enforcement/Fire Services Torch Run, the sports celebrity carnival, murder mystery, and underwater treasure hunt fundraisers. Boots For Jax will be a much larger undertaking, but, with your support, we are confident it will be a success. Neither of us served in our military, having joined the police force soon after high school, but our father and brother did, and I have spent three years in Afghanistan as an international police mentor, senior training specialist and, most recently, as a close protection specialist providing protection for our U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I've worked beside and for our soldiers and Marines.

Please visit us on line at https://www.facebook.com/bootsforjax as plans develop and sponsors get on board. We’ll also be inviting SOA cast members to join us in Sturgis, and creating a way for you to vote on a pair of boots for Jax.
Like Us ~ Share Us ~ Check back often for updates!!Scott Hornoff [email protected]Dave Hornoff [email protected]

From Wounded Warrior Project’s Events Coordinator:It is with extreme pleasure Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announces its support for 'Boots For Jax', a motorcycle ride originating in various locales nationwide and culminating in Sturgis, South Dakota on 06 August, 2015, during the largest bike week in the country, and where organizers hope to present Sons of Anarchy's Jackson 'Jax' Teller (Charlie Hunnam) with the pair of boots voted on by supporters. This ride is to benefit wounded service members through WWP, with 100% of tax-deductible donations going to WWP. WWP is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP programs are specifically structured to engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage their economic empowerment.
Warrior families and caregivers are provided comfort, care, and education to help support the recovery of their injured warrior. All programs are provided free of charge for warriors and their families.
Whether through caregiver retreats, combat stress recovery programs, career and education services, or inclusive sporting opportunities, WWP empowers warriors with the tools essential to not just survive their injuries but to thrive and achieve personal and professional success. This organized event is committed to WWP and the wounded service members WWP proudly serves.
With the help of individuals coming together in their communities, WWP can strive to fulfill our vision of fostering the most successful well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.
This event has permission from WWP to raise funds on our behalf. If you have any questions or need any further information from WWP, please contact [email protected].
Thank you,Lolita Jeridocommunity events managerWounded Warrior Project®