Mission and Background
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.
The scholarship had been created to recognize our thanks to the generosity and contributions of the event’s many long time sponsors. Since 2015, the Pearly Gates Veterans Ride & Golf Outing have contributed $18,000 to the educational assistance to honorably discharged veterans or their dependents enabling them to realize their dreams and ambitions.
In the continuing Pearly Gates Ride tradition, we are able to “give it back” once again.
This year we honor Jill Bayard’s generosity and many contributions made to the Veterans by presenting checks of $5,000 to UWGB and NWTC, for scholarships.