Riders set off for American Legion Legacy Ride

American Legion holds Legacy Ride
Updated: Jun. 22, 2018 at 10:28 AM CDT
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(Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS)
(Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS)

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - The American Legion post in Sikeston, Missouri held the start of the areas Legacy Ride, where motorcycle riders travel around to different American Legion posts to collect money for the Legacy Scholarship, which according to The American Legion is a scholarship for children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.

According to Brian Sapp, last year they collected roughly $78,000 last year with the goal of over $100,000 this year.

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"It's taking care of those kids who maybe don't have a parent around anymore," Sapp said. "Whether it's because they died while they were on active duty defending our freedoms out there, or whether they were injured in the line of duty, or injured on their job while they were on active duty and can't provide that monetary support."

All of the money raised goes directly to those whom the scholarship benefits. All of the administrative costs are provided by The American Legion.

For more information on the Legacy Scholarship click here.

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