The AFR, as we like to call it, is a 501-c3 publicly funded charitable organization compiled of all types of motorcyclists, dedicated to helping needy, neglected, abused and handicapped children. We have no paid members or officers. Established in 1982, the AFR has helped thousands of children in the Tri-State Area.
We have provided medical grants to families with children in need of life-saving surgery or treatment. Annually, we adopt several families and provide them with Christmas dinner and gifts, sometimes Santa Claus even stops by! These families are chosen through local parishes and would normally not be financially able to have their own Christmas.
On a group basis, the AFR sponsors activities like Easter egg hunts and trips to the Zoo. We also do repairs at private and county funded centers for less fortunate children. In 1989, we started the AFR scholarship fund. Yes, we send kids to college.
Our primary source of income is our Poker Run, held in June. At our largest event we put over 4000 motorcycles on the road and played host to some 8000 plus at our party. One of the highlights of the Party is when we give away a new Harley-Davidson.
In the past twenty two years we have raised over $2 million for needy children in the Tri-State area.