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Laconia Harley-Davidson Raffling Customized Harley-Davidson Street Glide For Charity
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week, June 8-16, 2013, Laconia Harley-Davidson is launching a campaign to raise $30,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region. To help raise the money, a customized Harley-Davidson Street Glide, donated by Laconia H-D, will be raffled off to one lucky winner.
If you’re interested you better act fast; only 3,000 tickets will be available and can be purchased for $10 a piece. Purchase tickets online at www.laconiaharley.com, or by visiting the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Laconia Harley-Davidson or White Mountain Harley-Davidson. In the last four years, Laconia Harley-Davidson has raised $125,000 in support of New Hampshire nonprofits including the Loon Preservation Society, the New Hampshire Food Bank, and The Winnipesaukee Playhouse.
“As a local business, we look forward to hosting hundreds of thousands of Laconia Motorcycle Week visitors each year,” said Anne Deli, owner of Laconia Harley-Davidson. “The Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region hosts a more important constituency each day – our children. This is an opportunity to own a piece of history while empowering a well-deserving local nonprofit that influences so many young lives.”
The 2013 Street Glide will feature customized artwork by legendary pinstripe artist and Candia, New Hampshire resident Russ Mowry. Mowry has been making his mark on the motorcycle world since 1958 and is renowned for the unique detailing he applies to motorcycles. He has hand-painted hundreds of motorcycles from Sturgis to Daytona and was recently given a lifetime achievement award by Willie G. Davidson, son of former Harley-Davidson president William H. Davidson and head of Harley-Davidson’s Willie G. Davidson Product Development Center.
Mowry will use a 1000-year-old technique of hand-spun gold leaf for the “Laconia Motorcycle Week 90 Years Strong” design on the front of the Street Glide. The iconic Boys & Girls Club logo will be hand-painted on one side saddle, while the Laconia Harley-Davidson logo will adorn the other.
Mowry will also include other subtle, yet-to-be-determined details throughout the motorcycle. While the design will be distinctive it will not dominate the bike. “My philosophy is the chrome does the shouting and the pin striping does the whispering,” says Mowry.
And what does the Boys & Girls Club plan to do with the donation? “This gift will enable us to do so much for the youth of our community. In particular it will support our summer program, which exposes kids to the beauty and recreation of the Lakes Region while instilling a sense of personal and environmental responsibility,” says Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region executive director Cheryl Avery.
Second and third place winners will receive a $500 and $100 gift card respectively, good at Laconia Harley-Davidson or White Mountain Harley-Davidson. Tickets are on-sale now at www.laconiaharley.com, Laconia Harley-Davidson, White Mountain Harley-Davidson or the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region. Tickets will also be sold throughout Laconia Motorcycle Week from June 8–16.