Legacy Run kicks off June 22 at American Legion in Sikeston

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Frankie Adams, judge advocate for American Legion Post 114’s Legion Riders, rides his motorcycle through Sikeston. Adams is one of nearly 200 bikers who will participate in the Legacy Run motorcycle ride.
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SIKESTON — Between 150 to 200 bikers are expected to participate in this year’s Legacy Run, which starts June 22 at American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston.

After the Sept. 11 attacks, the American Legion created the Legacy Scholarship Fund for children whose military parent was killed in the war on terror. This fund provides these children with up to $20,000 per year for college costs. Every donated dollar goes to the fund; the American Legion absorbs all administrative costs of the fund.

Two years ago the fund was expanded to include children whose military parent suffered an injury while on active duty and is 50 percent disabled from that injury. In 2017 the fund awarded $671,000 to 55 recipients.

Money is raised for the fund by American Legion bikers going on the “Legacy Runs” motorcycle rides. The bikers will make stops in 22 cities over the weekend, collecting donations. The Run will loop back around to Sikeston on June 24.

Any citizens of the Sikeston area interested in making a donation may make their check to: Legacy Scholarship Fund and mail it in care of the Sikeston American Legion, P.O. Box 301, Sikeston, MO 63801.

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