Once again, we are overwhelmed by the amazing generosity of our community.

Thank you for your ongoing support in our effort to assist Veterans and their families in Northeastern Wisconsin. ~ The Pearly Gates Ride Committee

Pearly Gates Veterans Ride Logo

TO BETTER THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF OUR LESS FORTUNATE VETERANS

In keeping with our tradition of providing support to area veterans while still ensuring the health and safety of everyone, the 15th annual Pearly Gates Veterans Ride will be held virtually. As always, all proceeds of the 2020 fundraiser go toward assisting veterans and their families in Northeastern Wisconsin.

in this group, we ride together!

While this year’s ride was cancelled, our Veterans still needed our help. So, for these veterans, the ride continued. Once again, thank you for your participation.

TESTIMONIALS

Learn how these efforts have proven beneficial.

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OUR SPONSORS

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Biker with Support out Troops leather vest.
Couple on motorcycle at the Pearly Gate Ride event.
Veterans holding the flags during the National Anthem
Back of Pearly Gates Ride attendee wearing a shirt describing what a Veteran is and what it means.
A smiling Veteran representing the local VFW.

who is
the pearly gates veterans ride?

The Veterans Ride is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America 224, the Desert Veterans of Wisconsin, and the Combat Veterans WI chapter 45-3 or CVMA – WI 45-3. All proceeds of the fundraiser go toward assisting Veterans and their families in Northeastern Wisconsin who have served our country.

In 2015 The Pearly Gates Veterans Ride established an annual scholarship for qualifying Veterans or their dependents at UW-Green Bay and NWTC.

Some of our the objectives we hold deer include improving the lives of those who served in uniform during the nation’s longest and most divisive war, promoting veteran health care, promoting resolution of POW/MIA issues, insuring agent orange treatment and compensation, assisting incarcerated and homeless veterans and veterans and their families who are in need of assistance, supporting veteran memorials and observances, promote youth and family activities and raise funds to help all veterans.

Vietnam Veterans of America logo
Honor and Valor Foundation Logo
Desert Veterans Wisconsin logo
Combat Vets Association logo

The Pearly Gates Ride also supports these services

Since our goal is to assist our Veterans in every way possible, we do everything in our power to find those in need by supporting services like these.

The Veteran Housing and Recovery Program

Professional trainers providing service dogs for PTSD Veterans

Free lunches for area veterans on Veteran’s Day in November

Veterans gift baskets/cards in Thanksgiving & Christmas

Green Bay Gamblers Hockey Military Appreciation Night

Bellevue V.F.W.

Pearly Gate Veterans Ride Scholarship Program for Veterans

testimonials

For 15 years, the Pearly Gates Ride fundraisers have proven helpful to our Veterans in need. Take a moment to read some of the messages we’ve received from grateful participants and recipients. We couldn’t ask for anything more than this!

We couldn't do this without

our vip sponsors

Our sponsors help promote a better quality of life for our less fortunate Veterans.

Enhancing the Scholarship Program

DAV Transportation Program

King Veterans Home and Homeless Veterans

Christmas baskets to needy Veterans and/or Veteran Families

Summer care packages
Financial assistance to Veterans with unexpected medical bills
Support for Locally Deployed Troops and Their Family Readiness Group

become a sponsor

Helping hands clasped in love and friendship.

We welcome anyone to become a VIP sponsor! To do so, please open the Sponsorship Form below, download and complete the form, and then submit it as instructed.

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frequently asked questions

What is the Pearly Gates Ride Mission Statement?

The goal of the Vietnam Veterans of America 224/Desert Veterans of Wisconsin and Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association of Wisconsin Chapter 45-3:

TO BETTER THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF OUR LESS FORTUNATE VETERANS through this fundraising event.
Vietnam Veterans of America 224 and the Desert Veterans of Wisconsin Inc. and Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association of Wisconsin Chapter 45-3 objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Improve the lives of those who served in uniform during the nation’s longest and most divisive war
  • Promote veterans’ health care
  • Promote resolution of POW/MIA issues
  • Insure Agent Orange treatment and compensation
  • Assist incarcerated and homeless veterans
  • Assist less fortunate veterans and their families
  • Support veteran memorials and observances
  • Promote youth and family activities, and raise funds to help all veterans

 

What is the history of the Pearly Gates Ride?

In 2006, the Pearly Gates Veterans Ride was started by a handful of motivated individuals who felt the need to give back to the veterans and their families from Northeast Wisconsin.

How will the event accommodate social distancing practices?

The event will take place outside with ample space to allow social distancing. Since we would hope everyone will share their concern for others, masks will be by choice.

Do I have to attend the event to win?

It’s not necessary to be present to win. If you’re a winner, you’ll be notified...

How do you decide who to help with these funds?

We rely on input from local veterans organizations.

How can I contact someone at Pearly Gates Ride?

Contact Jeff Fonferek 920-660-6667 or use the contact form in the footer of this website.

Who oversees the Pearly Gates Ride fundraisers?

The group that oversees the fundraiser is the Pearly Gates Veterans Ride committee.

A soldier greets a Veteran at the Pearly Gates Ride event.
Soldiers assembled with the American flag during the National Anthem.
Pearly Gates Ride cyclists and other attendees at the Roadhouse.
A Vietnam Veteran in riding leathers enjoying the Pearly Gates Ride.
A line of cars riding the route of the PearlyGa
A soldier escorts a saluting Veteran soldiers at the Pearly Gates Ride event.
A soldier escorts a Veteran at the Pearly Gates Ride event.

stay tuned for 2021

We look forward to the Pearly Gates Veterans Ride in 2021.

Address

3551 Finger Rd
Green Bay, WI 54311

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