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Laconia H-D Raises $30,000 for Local Charities

Laconia Harley-Davidson’s Street 750 Charity Raffle delivered $15,000 each to 2 lucky New Hampshire nonprofit organizations and 2 lucky New Hampshire motorcyclists each received a new Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycles. Gov. Maggie Hassan helped kick-start Laconia Motorcycle Week and the Street 750 Charity Raffle by purchasing the first of 3,000 raffle tickets at a June State House event flanked by a dozen Harley riders and nonprofit volunteers.

The Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association (LWSA) in Gilford is developing an adaptive sailing program to allow those with mental and physical disabilities to enjoy sailing’s therapeutic benefits. David’s House (www.davids-house.org) in Lebanon serves as a no-cost home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Laconia Harley-Davidson has raised $185,000 in the past six years in support of a number of New Hampshire nonprofits.

For the first time Laconia Harley-Davidson donated the 2 motorcycles for its charity raffle. Raffle winners of the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycles were Arthur Brungot of Kingston, and Michael Boulanger, of Meredith. The Laconia Harley-Davidson charity raffle has previously benefited the Loon Preservation Society, the New Hampshire Food Bank, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse and the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region.

“We kicked off Laconia Motorcycle Week in style this year by providing riders with the first chance in New England to get a look at the brand new Street 750 motorcycle, while at the same time making an impact in our community,” said Anne Deli, owner of Laconia Harley-Davidson. “We are thrilled to be able to deliver much-needed funding for these two fantastic nonprofits, who are both doing such meaningful work helping those in need. And we are equally pleased to be able to hand over two of Harley-Davidson’s hottest new motorcycles to our two lucky winners.”

The organization has forged a unique bond with Laconia Harley-Davidson. David’s House hosts the annual Lindsey Frank Memorial Motorcycle Ride, which kicked off from Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant in Meredith—right next to Laconia Harley-Davidson—to David’s House on Saturday August 22nd. The impact of the Memorial Motorcycle Ride, along with the particularly meaningful service David’s House provides, inspired this year’s partnership.

Source and Images: Laconia Harley-Davidson
Posted by Sam Kanish

 left to right, Anne Deli, Owner of Laconia Harley-Davidson, Nancy Whitman, Vice President of David’s House, Bob Knowles, of the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association, Jaye Olmstead, Development Director at David’s House, and Ed Compton, General Manager of Laconia Harley-Davidson.
left to right, Anne Deli, Owner of Laconia Harley-Davidson, Nancy Whitman, Vice President of David’s House, Bob Knowles, of the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association, Jaye Olmstead, Development Director at David’s House, and Ed Compton, General Manager of Laconia Harley-Davidson.
The Lindsey Frank Memorial Motorcycle Ride ride participants and supporters gather at Hart’s Turkey Farm.
The Lindsey Frank Memorial Motorcycle Ride ride participants and supporters gather at Hart’s Turkey Farm.