The Curve Cowboy Reunion, which is a Chapter 501 (c) 3 Corporation, will be holding its 10th annual BMW Luxury Touring Rally at Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center, in Rapid City, South Dakota from September 1-4, 2009. Our website is located at www.curvecowboyreunion.com.
Our group is primarily built from the 13,000 members of the BMW Luxury Touring community and is centered on BMW's flagship motorcycle, the K1200LT. The Curve Cowboy Reunion is open to anyone with neither brand nor model of motorcycle being a defining criterion. The event will, however, be predominantly populated by the BMW range of Luxury Touring Motorcycles and derives its history from the BMW Luxury Touring Community at www.bmwlt.com Also, as a very important part of the rally, we will be holding our Annual Silent Auction on Thursday evening, September 3, 2009. We are expecting an attendance of approximately 600 people from all over the United States, and we will be donating all monies raised at this auction to a children's charity. For more information about our event, please see our press release page at www.curvecowboyreunion.com/CCR2009/press.php
Each year 100% of the proceeds from our auction are donated to a local children's charity, located in the area where the Rally is held. We choose a charity that is not funded by various levels of government nor receive large grants from other groups. As of the close of our 2008 event, Curve Cowboy Reunion has donated over $130,000 to various needy children's organizations. In 2008, we donated $28,000 to Wasatch-Summit County Children's Justice Center, an organization that investigates, prosecutes and initiates treatment for children who have been abused. In the past years we have donated to children's charities such as Camp David of the Ozarks, a free summer camp for children of prisoners who are at risk. The Treehouse, Barrow County Advocacy, which is involved in the care, counseling and welfare for battered, abused and sexually abused children and their families, Focus on Success, a group dedicated to at-risk middle schoolers to prevent substance abuse and provide life skills for success. We have also donated to Tame Foundation, which provides equine/human interaction therapy for disturbed and autistic children. Also among the list are Boys and Girls Clubs, The Summit Foundation and Interact.