On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Operation 22 til Freedom hosted our 3rd Annual Poker Ride – A Ride to Prevent Suicide.
While we experienced less riders then we did in 2020, our supporters did not disappoint. Thanks to our Supporters we raised over $18,000 on Saturday. This is the gross amount for that day. It doesn’t include the cost of hosting the event or any of the merchandise/fundraising efforts that went in prior to the ride.
We want to thank our supporters for showing up for our veterans. As you know OTTF is 100% volunteer based and ALL of our proceeds go towards fighting veteran suicide.
At the event we had some announcements:
- PINK SHIRTS – We have Pink Shirts/Merchandise available for sale through Anytime Tees. You can purchase your Pink merchandise through September 25, and pick them up in time to wear them throughout October. https://operation22tilfreedom.itemorder.com/sale
- SELF-DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR – OTTF will be hosting a FREE self-development seminar “Spiral of Accountability” facilitated by Carol Horner, owner of Synchronicity, at Iowa Western Community College in the Art Center. Register for FREE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/167538677695
- EL CAMINO RAFFLE – We are raffling a 1965 El Camino. Raffle tickets are only $100 a piece and only 200 will be sold. Tickets are available to purchase until October 29th and the winner will be announced on October 30th. 100% of the proceeds will go to our Christmas Fund. To purchase your ticket, please email Justin – Justin@operation22tilfreedom.com
- CHRISTMAS APPLICATIONS – This year we are fortunate enough to have the funds to sponsor 10 veteran families for Christmas. Each sponsorship will be $1,000 of presents from Amazon and a $150 gift card for food. Applications are open until October 23rd. (Please visit the Christmas Fund page for more details.)
We want to thank all of our sponsors for their support, to all businesses that donated an auction item and to all of our supporters.