I have been preparing new designs for “The 3rd Annual Blue Ride” collection.
Each year has meant so much to me, but this year is even more meaningful. Not necessarily because the loss was greater, but this hero needed our help and we didn’t even know it.
PTSD, for anyone, is a demon difficult to fight, but it is a battle that can be fought in the open.
For Law Enforcement Officers, it’s a battle most commonly kept to themselves for fear of losing their livelihood, their careers.
Unfortunately, this happened with Deputy Austin Ramsey. He was a combat veteran and served in the Afghanistan war. Then, as a rookie deputy, he silently fought the demons of PTSD.
This year, I dedicate the Blue Ride design to Deputy Austin Ramsey.
The Blue flag represents Austin as a blue brother, the Eagle represents his military service as an Amy Ranger, and the shield represents he was a protector both at a far and near.
The Blue Ride is a charity ride held on the first Sunday of August, during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The 3rd Annual Blue Ride proceeds will go to “Operation Good To Go”, a nonprofit that helps Veterans with PTSD or who are homeless.
Tickets are $10.00 per person. With each ride ticket purchased, you receive two raffle tickets, and this year there will be an auction for some great prizes.
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