Bikes, Blues & BBQ is over, the smoke has cleared, and the folks behind the the annual motorcycle rally just handed out a bunch of money to local charities.
Organizers donated $55,000 to 25 local non-profit organizations at their annual funding ceremony held Monday night at George’s Majestic Lounge.
The Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club, and the Area Agency on Aging received the largest donations this year at $5,000 each.
Also this year, the rally’s “generals,” or volunteers heading up various aspects of the rally, chose Child Care Aware for an additional $5,000 award.
Event director Coleson Burns said that organizations also raised over $105,000 on their own during the 2014 event.
Organizers said the 2014 rally was the largest in scope to date, with an expansion to Arvest Ballpark in Springdale this year, and new events such as a classic car show, vintage bike show, military appreciation area, and steak cooking competition.
Since it was established in 2000, Bike, Blues & BBQ has donated over $750,000 to local organizations.
The rally will return to Fayetteville Sept. 23-26, 2015.
|Charity||2014 Donation Amount|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||$1,000|
|Children’s Safety Center||$1,000|
|Fayetteville Public Education Foundation||$1,000|
|Horses For Healing||$1,000|
|NWA Rape Crisis Center||$1,000|
|Ozark Literacy Council||$1,000|
|Springdale Youth Wrestling||$1,000|
|Washington County 4-H Foundation||$1,000|
|Jackson L. Graves Foundation||$2,500|
|NWA Free Health Center||$2,500|
|Peace at Home Family Shelter||$2,500|
|Promise Land Food Program||$2,500|
|Seven Hills Homeless Center||$2,500|
|Sheriff Ralph Baker Memorial Scholarship||$2,500|
|Single Parent Scholarship Fund||$2,500|
|Winslow Community Meals||$2,500|
|Area Agency on Aging of NWA||$5,000|
|Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club||$5,000|
|The Generals Award – Childcare Aware||$5,000|