Charities Get Thousands From Biker Rally

Posted: January 12, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Ken Mourton, left, chairman of the Bikes Blues & BBQ rally, and Joe Giles, its executive director, address the audience Friday evening at the Fayetteville Town Center during an event celebrating the organizations charitable contributions to 28 local charities.

More than two dozen charities, along with 15 other groups, received almost $200,000 in revenue generated by the hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who flooded Northwest Arkansas in September.

By The Numbers

By The Numbers

Donating Money

The Bikes, Blues & BBQ Motorcycle Rally donated money to:

Big Brothers Big Sisters: $1,000

BTX Kids Sports Experience: $1,000

CASA of Northwest Arkansas: $1,000

Fayetteville High School Band Boosters: $1,000

Fayetteville Youth Wrestling Club: $1,000

LifeSource International: $1,000

Childcare Aware: $1,000

Single Parent Scholarship Fund: $1,000

Springdale Benevolent Foundation: $1,000

Washington County 4-H Foundation: $1,000

Youth Strategies: $1,000

Circle of Friends-Arkansas Children’s Hospital: $2,000

Horses for Healing: $2,000

Ozark Military Museum: $2,000

Sheriff Ralph Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund: $2,000

Southeast Fayetteville Community Center: $2,000

Walton Arts Center: $2,000

Youth Bridge: $2,000

Fayetteville Public Education Foundation: $5,000

Jackson L. Graves Foundation: $5,000

Life Styles, Inc.: $5,000

Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District: $5,000

Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center: $5,000

Ozark Literacy Council: $5,000

Pagnozzi Charities: $5,000

Peace at Home Shelter: $5,000

Seven Hills Homeless Shelter: $5,000

Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club: $20,000

Source: Bikes, Blues & BBQ

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$180,000 from a self proclaimed 350,000 bikers??

That's about $.50 a head for a lot a week of disruption to or town by B,B,&BS!

I am positive we could raise more money than this through a local donations!

Posted by: MB479

January 12, 2013 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

That doesn't include the hundreds of thousands hotels, restaurants, stores, etc take in during the week.

Posted by: AutopilotAR

January 12, 2013 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

You can always tell when bikers are in town, there is a loud offensive noise and smell and water usage doesn't go up.

Posted by: JailBird

January 12, 2013 at 3:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sugar their gas, and throw roofing nails on Dickson Street. We don't need this type up around these parts.

Posted by: CaptainQuint

January 12, 2013 at 4:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

They would not actually be that obnoxious, if they left their bikes at home.

Posted by: JailBird

January 12, 2013 at 4:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I ain't sure about that . . . do you know either Ken Mourton or Joe Giles personally . . . ?

Posted by: CaptainQuint

January 12, 2013 at 5:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No neither, obnoxious I'm sure.

Posted by: JailBird

January 12, 2013 at 5:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )