The Southern Knights Cruisers 23rd annual Car and Bike show to support Veterans and families at the Richmond Fisher House is Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a ceremony at 11 a.m. The event is at the Richard Bland College Campus, 11301 Johnson Rd. Petersburg, VA. If it rains on September 30, the event will move to October 7. To register your vehicle, become a vendor, or for more information, visit www.SouthernKnightsCruisers.com. The Fisher House Team looks forward to seeing you there.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE CAMPUS
(11301 Johnson Rd. Petersburg, VA) (Rain date 10/07/2023)
Vehicle preregistration (mail-in) prior to Sept. 24 is $20.00.
Day of show and online registration: $25.00
Free to Spectators
Contact for information and vehicle and vendor forms at our website: www.southernknightscruisers.com also at our Cruise-Ins held at HARDEES (1901 West Hundred Rd., Chester, VA Route 10), every Saturday night from April thru October (weather permitting). FREE
THIS SHOW SUPPORTS:
Fort Lee Holiday Helper Association, Fisher House #1162, Richmond VA Veterans Hospital Fund#1161, and Richard Bland SKC Scholarship fund.
The Ruritan Club is once again hosting the Short Pump Ruritan Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the Hollows Golf Club to raise funds for the Richmond Fisher Houses. Participants must complete the attached registration form and submit it by August 10, 2023. Please help us distribute this information widely to encourage event attendance. Your support is greatly appreciated.
IMPORTANT: Register by August 10.
Please consider a donation for sponsorship opportunities listed on the registration form.
Tournament proceeds benefit the Fisher House at Hunter Holmes McGuire Hospital serving our veterans’ families, and benefit select charities, scholarships, and programs making a positive impact on our community.
Collegiate School visited Richmond Fisher House recently as a part of their Envision Richmond program. The trip was an educational experience for students on the different services offered to our nation’s Heroes.
Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is a fundraising platform operated by the PGA TOUR in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.
Birdies for Charity allows participating organizations to receive a 10% bonus on every gift they receive through the program (emphasize that every gift will grow by 10%). Donating is simple and can be done online or via check.
The Richmond Fisher House is a participant in this event and you can give online through the Birdies program at pgatourcharities.org.
More than 27 bands will be volunteering their time playing for the Richmond Bluegrass Jam. Over the last nine years the event has raised more than $165,000 for the Richmond Fisher House. President of the RVA Bluegrass Jam Tom McNally, along with Mac McDonald from Richmond Fisher House, stopped by to share a preview of the event with us.
The event kicks off Saturday, April 13th from 12 pm to 11 pm at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Richmond Fisher House and Virginia This Morning Hosts Bill Bevins and Jessica Noll will be emceeing the event. For all of the details on the event visit http://www.rvabluegrassjam.com
Fisher House Will Expand Support for Military & Veteran Families at Richmond Veterans Hospital
Ground was broken today for a new Fisher House at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. Mayor Levar Stoney, David Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation, Leo O’ Donnell, Chairman of the Richmond Fisher House Foundation Board of Directors, and VA Medical Center Associate Director Alan Lombardo participated in the ceremony.
This home will provide lodging for an additional 20 families of veterans and military at no cost, allowing them to be close to their loved ones at the most stressful time – during their hospitalization. This will bring the total number of families served by Fisher House at Richmond VAMC to 40 a night, savings to military and veterans’ families more than $1.4 million a year.
A Fisher House creates an instant community for its residents, united by their common mission of supporting a sick or injured loved one, but also provides each individual with a secure and private refuge after a long day at the hospital to rest and recharge.
The new 20-suite, 16,800 sq.-ft.“comfort home” will join the original Fisher House opened in 2008. Each bedroom suite comes equipped with a private, handicapped-accessible bathroom. Common areas include a spacious kitchen, large communal living, dining and family rooms, laundry room and patio. There are now 78 Fisher Houses operating in the United States and Europe.
“Even after the first Fisher House was opened in Richmond in 2008, we were aware of how much additional support was needed to support military and veterans’ families from all over the country,” said David Coker. “They travel long distances for treatment provided by the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center at this hospital, making free lodging a life-changing necessity. This second home represents a gift from a grateful nation.”
Construction of this Fisher House is being supported by: Altria, Capital One Services, LLC, Cardinal Health Foundation, Dominion Energy, the PGA, Team Fisher House Fundraisers, Vehicles for Veterans,and the many gifts of a grateful nation.
Again this year, Walmart has pitched in to make the holiday season at Richmond Fisher House feel as much like home as possible. From wreaths to garland and even a Christmas tree, the house now sparkles with goodwill to all.