What are you doing during the day on Saturday, September 21st? Grocery shopping, housework, sleeping off a bender? Perhaps apple picking in your yoga pants and Uggs while sipping your pumpkin spice latte and listing off your favorite things about Fall? That shit sounds boring. Let me tell you what you should do – Come down to The Lafayette Club in Taunton and join Uncle Turtleboy, me, and the Turtle Fam while we have a good time supporting a great cause.
A little bit about the event:
“This event was founded in 2015 in Taunton, Ma after the passing of Joaquin “Jack” Pereira Jr. Jack was a decorated combat veteran who served two tours of duty to Iraq (09-10)and Afghanistan (11-12). He served our country with pride and dignity. Unfortunately, he took his life on Oct 1, 2013. Post traumatic stress haunted Jack as it does many others and the purpose of this event is to bring awareness to the 22 Veterans that take their own lives everyday. Please come out and help us bring this epidemic to light, to not only remember our Brother Jack but all who have lost their battle with post traumatic stress.
All proceeds will be donated to local organizations to help support mental health for Veterans and First Responders rehabilitation.”
You can read more about the organizations benefiting from this event through the links below:
The ride starts and ends at the Lafayette Club in Taunton, 18 Lakeview Ave, Taunton, MA 02780. Tickets are $25/pp at the gate. Registration for the ride is the day of the event, 10am to 11:30am. Kick Stands Up at 12pm, Escorted by Taunton PD & Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.
At 1:30 there will be BBQ provided by Figuredo Catering, entertainment provided by PUSH , a cash bar, Raffles – 50/50 and much more! We will be there all day so you can come, say hi, grab some turtlegear, get your book signed, and take a photo with us for our website, and enjoy a great event for an awesome cause. For every photo with a turtlerider we take, I will donate an additional dollar on top of the sponsorship donation we’ve already made for this event to help support these great local organizations who support our veterans after they’ve sacrificed so much for us.
Photos from last years event:
Hope to see you there!