2016 Supporters


THE VIPER RIDE could not succeed without the help and support of our generous, engaged partners, sponsors, supporters, and donating organizations and individuals.

Thank you for your support!



ALRA The American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin (District 4 & 5) will provide required safety checks and vehicle certifications for the ride. Formation of the American Legion Riders occurred in Garden City, Michigan in 1993. Since then, groups have been formed throughout the country. The concept was for a family oriented motorcycle association that would operate within the American Legion, consisting of members of the American Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion who shared an interest in motorcycling.



BVA The Blinded Veterans Association of Wisconsin (BVA-WI) is a state charter of the national BVA organization, with a current membership of approximately 170 blind or visually impaired veterans. This statewide organization is the primary source for our VIPs (Visually Impaired Patriots), who will be our dignified guests and motorcycle passengers (TAILGUNNERs) at THE VIPER RIDE event. The BVA strives to promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world.
ophg Operation HighGround is a not-for-profit organization that caters to the needs of homeless, unemployed, disadvantaged, and other downtrodden veterans throughout the Midwest. OpHG is organized to identify and implement strategies to help veterans find and obtain housing, employment, education and transportation. They are recruiting and coordinating support for our organization, our event, and the volunteers and event staff (the GROUNDCREW).
Village of East Troy The Village of East Troy and local business are partnering with the ride and hosting our midway celebration.




American Legion Broad Street Coffee Company Disabled Veterans National Foundation
General Mills GMR Marketing Gus'S Drive-In Johnsonville Brats
LD's BBQ Rockit Records & Recording Johnsonville Brats Treats for Any Occasion



Platinum Platinum
  • Daniel Boone Conservation League, Hubertus, WI
Gold Gold
  • American Legion Riders Association District 2, Saukville, WI
  • Eagle Eye Power Solutions, LLC, Milwaukee, WI
  • SONS of the AMERICAN LEGION, Grafton, WI
Silver Silver
  • Greendale Women’s Club, Greendale, WI
  • Philip & Barbara Middleton
  • Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter 2, Brookfield, WI
  • Roland & Nancy Salin
  • Cathy Salin
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Slinger, WI
  • Wisconsin UAW VETS FUND, Milwaukee, WI
Bronze Bronze
  • Accurate Die Design Software Inc., New Berlin, WI
  • Christine Akkala
  • Allied Veterans Council of Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, WI
  • American Legion – Van Ells Schanen Post No 82, Port Washington, WI
  • Badger Detachment Marine Corps League Rose Fund, Muskego, WI
  • James Bailey
  • Patricia Campau
  • David & Mary Carlson
  • Diane Clarke
  • David & Velma Geraldson
  • James & Bonnie Karvonen
  • David Kelm
  • Ladies of Harley, Milwaukee Hog Chapter, Milwaukee, WI
  • Dale Landgren
  • Douglas Lentz
  • Laura & Allen Leverett
  • Lynn Lopez
  • Susan Mikolajczyk
  • Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
  • Queen of Peace Post 672, Catholic War Veterans of the United States, Cudahy, WI
  • Sharath Raja
  • Karen Schmeling
  • James Schubilske
  • Carol Stankowski
  • John Surges
  • Jeffery & Kristine Sutton
  • Paul Thesing
  • Tichigan VFW Post 10441, Waterford, WI
  • Joseph Waligora
  • SONS of the AMERICAN LEGION, Greendale, WI
  • Veterans of Foreign War, Post 10394, Hales Corners, WI
  • Wisconsin Viet Nam Veterans Chapter 1, Inc, Milwaukee, WI
  • Wisconsin Viet Nam Vets Inc , Richland Center, WI
  • Wittlin’s Service, LLC., Menomonee, WI
  • Cassandra Woyak
Other Donors
  • Bar & Shield Insurance Agency LLC, Glendale, WI
  • Jeffrey Busse
  • Leon Chernos
  • Jack & Mary Drumel
  • Fleet Reserve Association – Branch 14, Milwaukee, WI
  • JoAnne Keaton
  • Lorie Krzyzanowski
  • Ted Lowe
  • John & Audrey Olbrantz
  • Dolores Page
  • Wayne & Cynthia Schultz