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Sturgis Rally generates $600K for non-profit groups

 Bikers and their bikes gather in Sturgis during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. (KOTA TV)
Bikers and their bikes gather in Sturgis during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. (KOTA TV) (KOTA)
Published: Oct. 4, 2019 at 11:15 AM CDT
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More than half a million dollars went to local organizations thanks to charity events during the 79th

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The “Give Back” rally campaign brought in $628,116 that will be shared by various non-profit groups.

Sturgis Rally charities

• $20,177 from the City of Sturgis

• $1,519 from the City of Sturgis 5K

• $1,350 from the Mayor’s Poker Tournament

Police Athletic League

• $3,500 from the City of Sturgis PAL Motorcycle Raffle

Several Local Organizations

• $35,000 from the Mayor’s Ride

Local Charities

• $35,000 from Brown-Forman/Jack Daniel’s

Youth Charities

• $10,788 from the 1st Interstate Bank parking lot

Local Charitable Causes

• $49,330 from Sturgis churches

Local Youth Charity

• $8,042 from Sturgis Brown High School

LifeScape in Rapid City

• $318,076 from the Hamsters

Numerous Charities

• $132,076 from the Buffalo Chip

Infinite Hero Military Charity

• $13,000 from Cary Hart’s Good Ride

Sturgis Rally Charities will re-distribute donated funds to local non-profit agencies in the Sturgis area.

Additionally, there were thousands of charitable dollars raised by private organizations and businesses during the August rally.