Legion Club of West Brownsville – West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
On July 8, 2017, the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 held its fourth annual motorcycle ride to raise money for a nonprofit dedicated to providing assistance to autistic children. The proceeds benefited ACT Today, a national nonprofit organization that benefits military or veteran families raising an autistic child. Riders traveled to 5 legion posts before returning to West Brownsville. It was a party atmosphere with a silent auction and fireworks. The ride was first started by auxiliary member and event organizer Anna Seifried in 2014, whose son Benjamin has autism. “I went to riders and asked if they wanted to do ride to benefit autism,” she said. “They thought it was wonderful idea. They were looking for a cause to take up for a ride.” The ride has grown in participation each year, from 35 bikes the first year to more than 125 this year. The 2018 ride to benefit ACT Today is scheduled for July 14, 2018.
About American Legion Post 940
The Bakewell-Phelps Post 940 of the American Legion is a service organization dedicated to supporting our veterans in the West Brownsville Community. The club is made up of five groups – The Veterans, the Sons of the American Legion, the Legion Auxiliary, the Legion Riders and the Marina.