One Chance, One Ticket, One Pull, and “PUFFF” – $5 turns into $4,100 ca$h to our 2013 Survivor’s Fund 50/50 Raffle winner, Dave H., of Salem, shown with Renee of First Ipswich Bank, Don Rivet, MMSF Treasurer, and Paul W. Cote.
Dave bought his winning ticket at the KevMarv Wilmington Bike Show. Jen S., of Groveland won $50 of lottery tickets and “Ugly Mike” won 3rd prize – $25 worth of Lottery Tickets. Thanks to everyone who sold and purchased tickets. Our 2014 raffle will start in November with the drawing at the 15th Annual Nelson’s Ride in August 2014.
(Click “PLAY” above to hear VInnie DiMartino’s 30 second PSA for Nelson’s Ride). Original and 14-year supporter of Nelson’s Ride, the Motorcyclists Suvivor’s Fund and long-time “Check Twice” motorcycle advocate Betsy Lister of Lister Insurance Agency getting the “thumbs up’ from master Bike Builder Vinnie DiMartino, who’ll be joining us Sunday morning at Nelson’s Ride, from Cycles! 128.
Nelson’s Ride is an annual slow motorcycle ride in memory of Nelson Selig, Sr., who was killed in a motorcycle accident on May 2, 2000, leaving behind a wife, two children, two sisters, his mother, his step father, and many good friends.
The annual fundraiser began in August 2000, and was intended to make one of Nelson Sr.’s dreams come true: to send his children to college. That dream was accomplished, and in 2003, Nelson’s widow Felicia requested that our Team begin helping other local families of riders killed in accidents with the funds.
Nelson’s Ride is one of the Survivors Funds’ largest fund raising events.
Peter Marochello, formerly of Stoneham and Bradford, will be the 2013 “Nelson’s Ride Parade Marshall.”
For over 15 years, Pete hosted his annual “Pete’s Pig Roast,” which raised over $125,000 for the “Make a Wish Foundation,” helping children fill some of their last wishes. The annual pig roasts began in his Bradford back yard bringing in hundreds of area bikers then moved to the American Legion Post and Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill. At his last Pig Roast, he was recognized by the American Motorcyclists Association and the Mayor of Haverhill for all his good works.
Pete was one of the original supporters of the Motorcyclist Survivor’s Fund, its concepts and missions of “Bikers Helping Bikers” and promoting motorcycle awareness. He volunteered his time and talents and personality supporting Nelson’s Ride each year.
About five years ago Pete relocated to Florida to be with and care for his Mom. Both of them are back up north for a few weeks, and we have the honor of honoring his contributions to the motorcycle community, as our “Parade Marshall” at this year’s Nelson’s Ride Sunday August 18th from Cycles! 128.
We welcome all Pete’s friends to come down to see him at the 14th annual “Nelson’s Ride” and help us ROAST PETE ! ! !