The Southwest Booster
Rusty Cage Fun Run rides for fallen friends
Ideal riding conditions shone through for the participants of the 12th annual Rusty Cage Fun Run on August 21.
Event organizer Steve Hamm was pleased that the Fun Run had perfect weather conditions, with rain falling both the day before and the day after their fund-raising event.
“We had a perfect day. We put almost $900 into the bank,” Hamm said. “We will be able to help out somebody locally here with that.”
He noted there were 67 motorcycles lined up along main street in Morse. The event began with a breakfast at the Buffalo Brew Pub in Swift Current, and riders negotiated a route that included stops in Morse, Hodgeville, and Cadillac.
“For me this is very important because it keeps the memories alive of our fallen friends. That’s why I put my passion into it every year,” Hamm admitted. “If I need help I get it. No matter what, it’s going to carry on.”
This year’s focus for the Rusty Cage Fun Run was raising support for individuals, with 100 per cent of the donations staying local. In previous years they have made donations to STARS Air Ambulance, the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation, the Swift Current Eagles, the Royal Canadian Legion Swift Current Branch, the CMHA Swift Current Branch, Dorie’s House, the Swift Current SPCA, the Salvation Army Food Bank, plus the Herbert and District Integrated Health Facility.
Plans are already in place to host the lucky 13th annual Rusty Cage Fun Run in August 2022.