After facing uncertainty these past few months, the Bordertown H.O.G. Chapter is here to stay.
The future of the Harley-Davidson Owners Group was cast in doubt after Edge Harley-Davidson, who was the dealer sponsor for the group, announced their closure at the end of August. Members were forced to look elsewhere for sponsorships and were able to find one in Central Alberta.
“We were sorry to see them close their doors, but along with that it affects the Bordertown chapter in the fact that we need a sponsoring dealer to continue as the Bordertown H.O.G. Chapter,” says Toy Run Co-Chair Murray Getty. “We went to work and our prairie regional representative went to work for us and we did secure a new sponsoring dealer and that’s Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson.”
Getty says nothing will change locally even with a sponsor in Red Deer. He adds they may do some events there, but their activities and efforts will be focused primarily in Lloydminster.
“We want to continue to support local charities and continue with the Bordertown Toy Run as is. We’re very happy and proud to support the local charities through the Toy Run.”
Now with a sponsorship in place, the group will continue on with their normal activities as well as preparing for the 10th Annual Bordertown Toy Run. Getty hopes COVID-19 restrictions are more lenient for the next run as this year’s charity drive was limited. The group was forced to cancel their breakfast, dinner and Cabaret Party plans for the 2020 Toy Run and raised over $7,000 for Lloydminster charities.