Save the DATE: June 9th, 2018
Event Location: 344 Dorsey Rd, Greece, NY 14616
(Greece American Legion Post 468)
Annual Heroes Run is a charity fund raiser hosted by Patriot Guard Riders of New York that benefits Help On The Homefront and New York Warrior Alliance. Our event begins with a memorial ride (motorcycles and vehicles) to a dedication site where a brief ceremony honoring a hero takes place. Normally a remembrance object such as a bench, or marker is placed bearing the name of the hero. The ride then continues back to the event location for food, entertainment and raffles. This year's Annual Heroes Run is honoring Army SPC Jason D. Hasenauer. (After a meeting with the family, we found that Jason was awarded the rank of SPC posthumously.)
2018 Annual Heroes Run Honoree
Army SPC Jason D. Hasenauer
Army SPC Jason D. Hasenauer 21, of Hilton, N.Y. died December 28, 2005 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Pfc. Hasenauer was sitting in a machine-gun turret when his Humvee was forced off the road and overturned in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He died of head injuries.
A 2003 graduate of Hilton High School, Jason Hasenauer was a member of the Hilton Fire Department and had been employed at JC Penney when he joined the Army.
He wanted to do more-wanted to serve and felt it was the right thing to do.
Jason was posthumously awarded the rank of SPC.
SPC Jason D. Hasenauer was a father for just four weeks.
We are offering event T-shirts this year honoring SPC Jason D Hasenauer's service to his country and community. Shirts are available on our T-shirt page for pre-purchase and available for pickup at the event.
Shirts are available in men sizes small to 4x and women styles in sizes from small to 2X. Quantities are limited, so get yours today! Click HERE to go to our order page.
Tickets will be sold the day of the event.
- Ride and Event..........$20 per person
- Event Only...................$15 per person
For those going on the Memorial Dedication Ride; ride registration starts at 10am at 344 Dorsey Rd, Greece, NY 14616. The ride is open to motorcycles and to vehicles.
The ride will leave at 11:30am sharp.
Our event will feature picnic fare. Choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, or hot dog; with sides of macaroni salad and baked beans. Normal condiments and Bob's Ground Round special hot sauce.
This year we are pleased to announce that our musical entertainment will be provided by Buddies & Pals.
Playing 60-80s Acoustic by Artists such as: Clapton, Beatles, Stones, The Who, Van Morrison, Three Dog Night, Steve Miller Band, Jethro Tull, Marshall Tucker, Pure Prairie League and more!
This coming year our goal is to reach $25,000. We need your help to reach it! Here are a few of special sponsorships we are offering!
We must do these fund raisers to keep up with the ever increasing demand of veterans needing assistance where no other agency is able to help. The need is great. Each year we receive more veteran's assistance requests than the previous year. Our Help On The Homefront (HOTH) programs and New York Warrior Alliance can only exist with donations from corporate and public generosity. Sponsorships are just one way to bring your company’s name to the attention of our community. Each sponsorship level offers advertising and publicity opportunities for your company. (See below and our How You Can Help section)
We have multiple levels of sponsorships and we are sure one will suit you. Remember, no amount is too small. Please contact us either by phone (585-866-1747) or email to info@AnnualHeroesRun.org to obtain details on sponsorships. Thank you for your support.
(all donations are tax deductible)
Granite Memorial Level Sponsorship
Each year Annual Heroes Run selects a military member of our community who was Killed In Action. A large part of our event is to remember the sacrifice made by this very special service member and their family, as well as all service members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Our event starts with a Memorial Ride to the Honoree's home town where this very special custom-engraved granite bench memorial is unveiled. A lasting remembrance, not only for the family, but for our community, of the young life that ended all too soon in service to our great nation. We will not forget their sacrifice!
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Tent Level Sponsor
Our tent at the event houses our ceremony, the family that we are honoring, as well as, our band and event attendees. This tent is an important aspect of our event and it allows us to continue our event whether rain or shine. It also houses and protects our raffle tables, and houses our partner New York Warrior Alliances booth so that you may also learn the important work their organization does at Walter Reed Medical Center.
A great way to show the community your support of our event, our military and our veterans in need!
Or click HERE for details!
Our Tent Level Sponsors Are:
Stage Level Sponsor
The stage is the focal point in our event tent where our honor ceremony takes place, followed by introductions to the family, guest speaker and of course where our entertainment will perform.
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Our Stage Level Sponsors Are:
Food & Entertainment Level Sponsor
What is an event without food and entertainment? Monies that are raised for the fund raiser also go to paying these costs. Those that go on our Memorial Ride for the dedication of the Remembrance Memorial start out with coffee and some type of breakfast food, go on an escorted ride, and return to the event location to join all attendees for the ceremony, followed by food and entertainment. Consider helping us defray these costs by becoming a sponsor of our Food & Entertainment!
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Veteran Support Level Sponsor
Show your support of our veterans in need by choosing this sponsor level. The bottom line reason for the Annual Heroes Run is to support our veterans in need.
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Linda H, Rochester, NY
Tricia B, Ontario, NY
Supporting our event with these special sponsorships shows our community that you support our military and more importantly our veterans who need our help.
All proceeds go directly to assisting our veterans and their families. Your donations are tax deductible. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders of New York's Help On The Homefront or New York Warrior Alliance are affiliated with any other wounded warrior organizations. Both are 501(3)(c) registered organization. Both organizations depend not only on your generosity, but the generosity of time and effort on behalf of our volunteers. Thank you.
A special Thank You to
for their donation of tables and chairs for this event.
For more information on PGRNY, Help on the Homefront (HOTH), New York Warrior Alliance (NYWA), and Annual Heroes Run, we invite you to watch the below video.
Hosted by Patriot Guard Riders
Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. (PGRNY) is a non-profit New York corporation organized exclusively for charitable and community service purposes. PGRNY is affiliated with Patriot Guard Riders, a national organization. Members of PGRNY must first be members of the Patriot Guard Riders National Organization. PGRNY is a diverse group of patriots who come together to show support to US service members, veterans, and their families by standing flag lines and providing escorts at memorial services and other events honoring veterans and military personnel. We do not have meetings, dues or most of the other membership requirements of other organizations. The only thing we have in common is a deep feeling of appreciation of the sacrifices that our military and first responders have made and continue to make. Many members also share a love of motorcycles and many are also veterans, but neither is a requirement. Freedom isn't free, but membership is.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. Any donations received go directly to the veterans in the form of a plaque to the family at memorial services or as assistance to members of the Armed Services, veterans, families of deployed service members, and Gold Star families in need through our Help on the Homefront (HOTH) program.
HOTH is a volunteer outreach program providing support and assistance to US Armed Forces veterans who have service connected disabilities rated by the VA and are in crisis, experiencing a particular hardship, or have unmet needs. Each case is reviewed on merit. If there is no other agency help available to assist the veteran with their immediate need, HOTH takes action!
Needs are typically financial in nature, such as utility bills to keep their power/heat running, or possibly a car repair bill so that they have transportation to work or for medical appointments, or as simple as rent or groceries. Whatever the need, we provide a one time assistance to help the veteran with their particular crisis.
In the Rochester, NY area, HOTH also runs a warehouse of gently used furniture where veterans may request items for their use. Information on this ROC Warehouse program and information including all application forms are on the pgrny.org website.
Help On The Homefront is a program of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. A 100% volunteer organization, and is the New York State affiliate of the National organization of Patriot Guard Riders. Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. is a 501(c)(3).
Since 2014, the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. has partnered with New York Warrior Alliance for the Annual Heroes Run. New York Warrior Alliance shares our philosophy about our veterans and their families. Both organizations are 100% volunteer and 100% of donations go directly to assisting our veterans. New York Warrior Alliance (NYWA) has gifted more than $250,000 to our wounded and their caregivers since 2008. They are the largest donor of basic essentials to the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
Both organizations are 501(c)(3) not for profit organizations.
(Neither of these organizations are affiliated with any other wounded warrior organizations.)