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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc., Donates $75,000 to Sturgis-area Charities in Wake of Courtroom Victory

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SMRiSouth Dakota Non-profit Corporation Gets Back to Giving After Lengthy Lawsuit

Sturgis, South Dakota (December 21, 2015) - Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (SMRi), official stewards of the Sturgis® brand, have announced that they have donated $50,000 to Sturgis® Rally Charities Foundation, $20,000 to the Sturgis® Rally Community Development Fund and $5,000 to Sturgis Community Preschool for 2015. The monies donated to Sturgis® Rally Charities Foundation will in turn be distributed to local charities in and around the Sturgis and Black Hills community. This is the fifth year in a row SMRi has made such a contribution, all of which have been made possible by community-supported official licensing agreements that SMRi manages for the Sturgis® brands. These donations come in the wake of SMRi's overwhelming victory in court against Rushmore Photo and Gifts and WalMart over illegal sales of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally® counterfeit-themed goods.

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Steel Horse Sisterhood Charities Announces Kickstands Up


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Steel Horse Sisterhood CharitiesLoveland, Colorado – Steel Horse Sisterhood Charities (SHSC) is pleased to announce the 2016 Women's Motorcycle Summit season and the two(2) unique planned events pairing skilled women riders in the motorcycle community with women at the novice and intermediate levels to compete in Summit Challenges. These two events are the first of their kind in the Women’s Motorcycle Community.

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Jerry W. Cole Named Rally & Events Director

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Sturgis, SD - The City of Sturgis is pleased to announce Jerry W. Cole has been named the Rally & Events Director. Mr. Cole was selected after an extensive recruitment and selection process that received interest from many highly qualified and experienced applicants with local, regional, national and even international experience.

 

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum accepting applications for Executive Director

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Sturgis Motorcycle MuseumThe position is full time and involves some travel. The successful applicant will manage day to day museum functions, displays, supervise employees, will handle marketing and promotion to media and community relations. Budget preparation and adherence is integral. Supervision and reporting is to the Board of Directors. Salary will be determined based on education and experience.

Resume and references will be accepted through January 15, 2016. You may email your
information to info@sturgismuseum.com or send it to 999 Main St, Sturgis SD 57785.

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 76th Anniversary Inspired Tree

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Christmas TreeA 76th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ inspired tree will be auctioned off at the 21st Annual Festival of Trees in Sturgis.  The tree is decorated in a cranberry and golden orange theme in keeping with the 2016 Official Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ colors.  It features 6 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ Official Logo ornaments for 2016, real pine cone garland, cranberry spray, real dried orange slice ornaments with clove accents, barn wood star and burlap tree skirt.

The tree which was donated to the charity event by Black Hills Rally & Gold, Inc. of Sturgis will be auctioned off on the evening of Friday, November 20th at the Festival, which is held at First Interstate Bank in Sturgis.  Proceeds from this event are split between Hospice of the Northern Hills and the First Interstate Bank Greater Sturgis Area Foundation which supports local non-profit organizations in the community such as the Crisis Intervention Center, Meals on Wheels, Senior Citizen Center, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, CASA and Center for the Arts.  For those who are interested in making a bid on trees and who are not able to attend the Festival in person, you can visit the website www.sturgisfestivaloftrees.com for more information.


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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. Looks to the Future After Verdict in Lengthy Lawsuit

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SMRISturgis, South Dakota (October 30, 2015) – After spending the last several weeks in court, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (SMRi), a South Dakota nonprofit corporation and the official stewards of the STURGIS® brand, today heard a unanimous and overwhelmingly positive verdict in a lawsuit filed by SMRi several years ago.

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