Saddlemen Presents Class of '79 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit AIR

  • Saddlemen is proud to present the AMA Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 & Friends’ 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, August 30th at Piper Glen Golf Course in Springfield, IL.
  • The AMA Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 & Friends are also hosting a VIP Reception and After Party on Saturday, August 31st following the Springfield Mile with an auction, raffle, autograph session, refreshments and many current and past GNC riders in attendance.
  • Proceeds from these events will go to the Aid to Injured Riders Foundation.
Springfield Mile After Party flyerClick to view the full size VIP Reception flyer.

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - August 20, 2013 - Saddlemen is proud to announce the return of the AMA Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 & Friends’ Charity Golf Classic to support Aid to Injured Riders (AIR). AMA Flat Track racers past and present will be in attendance at the August 30th tournament in Springfield, IL, and the festivities will continue Saturday, August 31st with a VIP Reception and After Party.

AMA Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 & Friends’ 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic - Friday, August 30th

The tournament will take place the day before the Springfield Mile race at the Piper Glen Golf Course. Participants will be paired with current and past GNC riders for a round of best ball golf. Hall’s Harley-Davidson of Springfield will be offering up a 2013 Harley-Davidson V-Rod as a hole-in-one prize, and there will be other prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, and more. The event will be followed by an awards banquet that will include a silent auction and autograph session.

The cost to participate in the tournament is $110. A $150 VIP option includes entry into the golf tournament as well as a pass to the VIP Reception and After Party explained below. Net proceeds go to the Aid to Injured Riders Foundation. Space is limited but there are still a few spots open. To reserve a spot please contact Charlie Roberts at 217-899-1811 and send a check payable to “Class of 79” to the following address:

Class of ’79 and Friends
3989 Springer Lane
Springfield, IL 62711

The list of Flat Track riders attending the golf tournament is as follows:

  • Bubba Shobert
  • Kevin Atherton
  • Ronnie Jones
  • Garth Brow
  • Bryan Smith
  • Bobby Decker
  • Jackie Mitchell
  • Tommy Duma
  • Charlie Roberts
  • Lucas Scherb
  • Doug Lawrence
  • Jason Isennock
  • Mike Caves
  • Jake Johnson
  • Willy McCoy
  • Merle Scherb
  • Hank Scott

AMA Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 & Friends’ VIP Reception and After Party - Saturday, August 31st

The AMA Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 & Friends will also be hosting a special VIP Reception and After Party at the Illinois State Fair ORR Building on Saturday, August 31st. The Reception will take place from 6-7pm, and those who wish to attend can purchase a FAN Pass for $100. The Pass includes all food and beverages for the entire evening. Additionally, a $5.00 donation will be accepted at the door for general admission, with food and beverages available for purchase.

The After Party runs from 6pm-midnight and will include a 50/50 raffle and door prizes (tickets are $1.00 each). Racing memorabilia and other items will be available during a live auction at 8pm. Springfield’s own hard rock band Polarity will take the stage immediately following the auction around 9pm. Proceeds from the Reception and After Party will also go to the AIR Foundation.

For a full list of AMA Pro Flat Track attendees as well as a look at some of the raffle and auction items visit the Class of ’79 Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AmaFlatTrackRookiesClassOf79AndFriends.

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