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C1000 Iron Butt to Hell and Back

Thanks to everyone who helped make this year's run another great success! Check back for the announcement of our 2015 dates and destination.


General Membership Meeting

Our next scheduled meeting will be Thur Jan 8, 5:30 pm at the Giant Community Room, 2600 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 (upstairs above the beer garden). There will be no December meeting. Those interested in membership may start the process by attending a meeting.


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Katye's Helping Hands
Fall Foliage Run

Thanks to everyone who made this year's run a great success! Set the date aside now for next year's run, Sept 26, 2014!


Operation SOS Update

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Thank you to all who came out and made this year's event another great success!

Mark your calendars for next year, Saturday 8/8/2015!


Iron Butt 2010
Highway to HELL!

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Guardian Knights Members Complete Iron Butt Ride 2009.

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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.

Saturday Aug 9, The 7th Annual Operation SOS Ride


SOS logoThank you to all who participated in the 7th annual Operation SOS Ride. It was a great day for riding and through your generous support we were able to raise more than $6000 to continue to Support Our Soldiers who are deployed.

Congratulations to Jon Shields, the winner of the Military Commemorative Rifle! Jon was on reserve duty during the event, but his proud father was able to claim his prize for him!

A special thanks to the Colt Wilbur Band for providing great music for our event, the Twisted Angels for the added fun of a bike wash this year, and Suquehanna Valley Harley-Davidson for their unparralelled ongoing support of all our efforts! The Guardian Knights could not continue to do what we do without the ongoing support of people like this and the community

Mark you calendars now for next year's event, Saturday 8/8/2015!

2014 Polar Plunge, GKMC Style!

Over $2500 Raised for Harrisburg Area Special Olympics!

The Collin 1000 Iron Butt Run

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c1000CollinThanks to everyone who helped make the 2014 Run a great success!

This year's run was completed in just under 21.5 hours with 33 bikes starting out and 32 completing the run under their own power. Unfortunately 1 bike had to come home on the trailer due to mechanical problems. We are pleased to announce that we have reached and exceeded out goal of $10,000 for this event. Watch for details of our 2015 event. We will be riding to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis IN. The dates are July 30, 31, 2015, so mark you calendars now. We will be releasing more information and our new fundraising materials just after the first of the year!

For more specific information on the run and how to sign up, CLICK HERE

All Proceeds Benefit THON / 4 Diamonds Fund in their ongoing battle against pediatric cancer.

Why THON?

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.

Are you willing to help?

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 the 2013 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.

C1000 Crew

Thanks to all who made this run a success
Here's a video slide show of the 2012 run created by "Big John"

You can read a written account of the 2012 run at
http://rcagno2010.blogspot.com/p/collin-1000.html

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.

Operation SOS Shipment 2013
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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.

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The Guardian Knights MC, Inc is a 501(c)3 charitable organization
All donations made should be tax deductible to the donor.

Here are some of the messages that we have received so far regarding this shipment.

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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.
picture The items within these packages are extremely useful and provided a needed morale boost.I have attached some pictures of our recent operations in Regional Command South. Again thank you very much for your support of our unit and the many others deployed throughout the world.

 

pictureBest Regards,
E. LOCK
CPT, AV
COMMANDER

DET 1, B CO 2/104 AVN


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 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

J. MacDonald
C Co 4/9 IN 4-2 SBCT
(We were pleased to be able to fill this request as well)
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 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
557th ERHS
201st RHS

 

 


Operation SOS
The Guardian Knights MC has mounted a campaign to provide needed/wanted items to our PA troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

sos logoNamed 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!

 

Check out our project web site,
www.OperationSOS.org.
watch the video
Register for the 2014 Ride Online Click Here

Hear our interview with Nancy and Newman of Bob 94.9 8/6/2013

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