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Letter: Thanks for making Bike for Honor Flight a success

3:56 PM, Aug. 22, 2013  |  Comments
Xai Kha/Wausau Daily Herald Robert Smolarek, of Wisconsin Rapids, receives congratulatory hand shakes during the arrival of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.
Xai Kha/Wausau Daily Herald Robert Smolarek, of Wisconsin Rapids, receives congratulatory hand shakes during the arrival of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.
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EDITOR: First Weber Foundation's Bike for Honor Flight 2013 is complete! We'd like to thank all those who participated to make this event a success!

First, we need to thank our sponsors: the First Weber Foundation; Elks Lodge #693; Tritz Forest Products; County Land & Title; Daily Tribune Media; WSAU radio; WoodTrust Bank; Paper City Savings; Brings Cycling & Fitness; Advanced Disposal; Solarus; Gaynor Cranberry Co.; Mike Thompson; Twin Lake Cranberry Co. LLC; NewPage; River Cities Bank; Valley Communities Credit Union; Mark Motors; Riverview Family Clinic; Ron Jevnick; Bulls Eye Credit Union; Termaat; Glavin & Assoc.; Kevin and Julie Donnell; Doorworks; Patrick Stoiber Chiropractic; Ron's Refrigeration; Ruesch Companies LLC; Nash Law Group; Joe Nash Appraisals; Diane Jahn; Steve Lane; Bob Bushman; Harmony Specialty Dairy; and Jojo's Bar.

Thank you to our riders who not only participated but also collected pledges and all donors for your support! Thank you to our volunteers who took time to bring awareness to the Honor Flight and to participate on the day of the event. Thank you to our support vehicle drivers, Barry and Al from Brings Cycling. Thanks to the Kiwanis Club for providing the food and to Walmart, Fastenal and Kwik Trip for the donation of products for our riders.

This year's bike event raised $31,000, which when combined with the three previous year's events makes a total of $103,000! That's the sponsorship of 206 Veterans on their trip of a lifetime!

On behalf of the First Weber Foundation and the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, thank you!

Dawn & Mike Spranger

Bike for Honor Flight 2013,

Wisconsin Rapids

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