|The Motorcycle Riders Foundation would like to congratulate board member and ex-officio Deborah Butitta, on her induction into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame during the 81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Butitta was the recipient of the “Freedom Fighter Award” which recognizes individuals who have made a long-term, positive impact on the motorcycle rights community!
The Freedom Fighter Award recognizes the sacrifices individuals across the nation, and world, have made to protect the rights of motorcyclists through their efforts in the political arena and in grass-roots motorcyclists’ rights organizations.
Deborah Butitta was born and raised in Rockford, IL. To a modest family. As a young girl Deborah was around motorcycles and by high school could be seen riding on the back of her boyfriend’s motorcycle. In the early 90’s Deborah was introduced to ABATE of AZ, in 1994 Deborah joined the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. During her tenure with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation Deborah held 3 different positions, including Corporate Secretary for 8 years. Currently Deborah is on the Motorcycle Riders Foundation Board of Directors, and she is the Chairman for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation Awareness and Education Board of Directors.