Veterans should always be respected and appreciated. Thankfully COVID-19 has not disturbed at least some of the endeavors that are carried out for this group.
At the end of June, a donation was made to the Center for Veteran scholarships at the Glendale Community College Veteran Services Center. This was presented by Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz, President of Glendale Community College, Robert Heidt, President of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Many other staff members of the Glendale Community College were present when the $40,000 check was handed over.
Some of the monies came from an event that took place earlier this year – the twice yearly Mayor’s Big Dog Runs. This is organized in conjunction with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee. At the time – back in February and pre-COVID-19 – over 1,5000 motorcycle enthusiasts attended to show their support to US military.
Mayor Weiers explained:
“When I started this event several years ago, I could have never imagined how big this event would get this year. This event allows me to showcase the West Valley and highlight the amazing venues we have but most importantly give a scholarship donation to GCC and help those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice to serve our country.”
Other event supporters/sponsors include: Arizona Organix, Dutch Bros., Freddy’s, Glendale Chamber of Commerce: Military & Veterans Affairs Committee, Glendale Community College Veteran Services Center, Luke Air Force Base 56th Fighter Wing, Phoenix Raceway, Sanderson Ford, Shane’s Rib Shack, State Farm Stadium, Swire Coca-Cola Glendale and Westgate Entertainment District.