We will hold our next monthly membership meeting on Thursday 11/14 at 6:00 pm at the Community Room in the Giant at 2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. This is an open meeting. Individuals interested in membership may present themselves for consideration.
Katye's Helping Hands
Fall Foliage Run
Make sure you set aside the date now, Saturday September 28th for the KHH Fall Foliage Run. All proceeds benefit Katye's Helping Hands, providing support for children of fallen law enforcement and first responders.
Ride starts and ends at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill, PA.
Registration begins at 9 am. Ride leaves promptly at 11 am.
This year's event is scheduled for Saturday August 10, 2013. Join us for a great day of riding an fun while helping us to continue to support our men and women of the PA National Guard and Reserve.
Katye's Helping Hands
Katye's Helping Hands is a non-profit organization started by Katye Trexler at the age of 15. Kayte the daughter of a police officer wanted to help the children of officers lost in the line of duty. She has since expanded to included other first responders including fire and corrections. Katye provides comfort gifts to the children/families following the loss of a parent or legal guardian in the line of duty. For more information or to help go to her newly updated web site www.Kayteshelpinghands.com
Join us Sept 28 for the KHH Fall Foliage Ride. Registration is 9 am to 11 am at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill, PA. Cost is $20/bike, all riders Welcome.
Welcome to the Guardian Knights MC web site. Formerly known as the PA Disciples of Justice, the Guardian Knights MC Inc. was formed in September of 2008 to better serve their membership and their communities. We are a non-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of PA and recognized as a 501(c)3 charitable organization by the IRS.
We are a Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club formed to promote interaction and support in the law enforcement community and support and improve our communities through projects and activities as a group.We hope you find this site informative and useful.
4th Annual Katye's Helping Hands Fall Foliage Run
Thank You to all who came out and supported the KHH Fall Foliage Run this year.
Because of your support many more children of fallen law enforcement, firefighters and first responders will receive support from Katye's Helping Hands.
The Guardian Knights have been a sponsor of Katye's Helping Hands and this event since it's inception. Mark your Calendars now for the 5th Annual KHH Fall Foliage Run 9/27/2014. There are lots of special things being planned for this milestone event. Please plan to be a part of it.
Thanks to all who made this years run another success. We have raised over $3000 to go the THON in Collin's name. We completed the 1000+ mile journey in 21 hrs. and 20 min. with 20 bikes.
We are already looking forward to next year's run. We are still in the discussion stages for next year, but it is very likely that we will be choosing a different destination for next year's run, possibly Hell MI (a popular destination for many riders). Check back for details as they become available.
Because Collin is able to receive his ongoing treatment and checkups locally we wanted to know what the current needs were. In speaking with Collin's family regarding this year's event, and going forward, we asked how the money raised would best be used. They indicated that one of their most important helps thoughout this journey has been Penn State's THON organization who have provided treatment at no cost, as well as facilities and research for pediatric cancer. It is their wish that they could pay it forward by supporting THON, who will see that other deserving families get the support that they have and are receiving. For that reason, the proceeds from this year's Collin 1000 Run, and going forward, will be donated to THON in Collin's name to help them continue the work that has meant so much to Collin and so many families like his. You can find out more about THON at http://thon.org.
We are looking for sponsors for this event. You can give a flat amount (no amount is too big or too small) or you can pledge an amount per mile (i.e. 1 penny /mile = $10, 10 cents a mile = $100). All riders are asked to find a minimum of $50 in sponsorship for the run. There is no registration fee.
Thanks to all who made this run a success
Here's a video slide show of the 2012 run created by "Big John"
Please help if you can. Any amount is appreciated. You can mail checks payable to The Guardian Knights MC, Inc. (note Collin 1000 in memo section) to our address on the bottom of the page, drop off a donation at Susquehanna Valley H-D, or click the donate button and give a gift online. All donations given to the Collin 1000 will be donated to THON in Collin's name.
Jared Odrick Invitational Golf Classic 2013
Thank you to all who made this year's event a great success! We had a great turnout and the generousity of those attending was unsurpassed. Lot's of people walked away from our silent auction with some pretty amazing memorabilia. We are already looking forward to next year's event. Please watch for details of the 2014 Golf Classic in the near future. Our goal is a full field of 36 teams for next year.
Congratulations to the winners of our Ball Drop Raffle! The first prize winner of $1000 was P. Bradley of Dundas VA. Six additional places were awarded for a total in cash prizes of $2600. We anticipate an even bigger game with bigger prizes next year.
Operation SOS Shipment 2013
On Thursday 1/31 The Guardian Knights and other supporters met to package and ship care packages filled with cookies and other homemade treats as well as toiletries and hygiene items. This was by far our largest single shipment to date. 327 boxes went out to PA National Guard soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and other places in the middle east. We are already starting to receive feedback from some recipients of packages and they are of course a big hit. Operation SOS (Support Our Soldiers) is an ongoing project of the GKMC, begun to specifically support PANG soldiers who are deployed overseas. It would be impossible to continue this program without the support of the community and one of our sponsors Susquehanna Valley Harley-Davidson. This year's Operation SOS Ride/Event will be held on Saturday 8/10/2013. Please set the date aside and plan to come out and help us continue to support our local troops while they are in harm's way.
Here are some of the messages that we have received so far regarding this shipment.
Dear Guardian Knights-
We just recently received the large quantity of care packages from yourorganization and I cannot express enough gratitude for the outpouring of support.
The items within these packages are extremely useful and provided aneeded morale boost.I have attached some pictures of our recent operationsin Regional Command South. Again thank you very much for your support of ourunit and the many others deployed throughout the world.
I just received one of your packages and I'm writing to say thank you very much! Some how it came right on time and it happened to contain everything I needed, again thank you very much! It is much appreciated. When reading your letter that came with the package I seen the address for this site and wanted to visit to say thank you and make a request. I would like if possible to receive some running shoes for here size 10. They would help me to keep exercising to stay in shape and keep my mind clear. Once again I cant thank you enough for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers, it is greatly appreciated from all of us here! 2/C/4/9IN
C Co 4/9 IN 4-2 SBCT (We are currently working to fill this request)
I just recieved the packages from the Guardian Knights. I would like to thank
you from all of us here at FOB Shindand
Thank You again
SSgt D. Martin
Operation SOS The Guardian Knights MC has mounted a campaign to provide needed/wanted items to our PA troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Named Operation SOS (support our soldiers), the Campaign kicked off in 2008 and includes collecting donations at various local events throughout the riding season and culminating in our Operation SOS ride in August of each year. You can view photos/videos of our past rides on our Gallery page. Operation SOS has been able to provide support to hundreds of PA National Guard and Reserve Troops over the past several years
To date nearly $16,000 has been raised and spent to assist in this cause. We are currently servicing over 100 individual soldiers and marines and are looking forward to continuing to do so for as long as necessary.
All proceeds are used to purchase and ship requested items and letters to our troops on the ground. Our mission is to provide a touch of home to these home-town troops while they are away from us and their families. Operation SOS is an ongoing project of the Guardian Knights MC and will continue as long as there is community support and PA Troops in harms way.
Check out the video of some of the SOS packages being distributed in Iraq. This is what it's really all about!