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Black Hills Harley-Davidson donates Strider bikes

Originally published Nov. 14, 2018 in the Black Hills Pioneer.

By Deb Holland

On any other Monday, the Black Hills Harley-Davidson service bay would be dark and quiet, but this week it looked more like Santa’s workshop.

Parts and pieces were lined up on work benches as elves of all shapes and sizes worked together to assemble bikes — not of the horse-power variety — but pint-sized Strider bikes. Read More

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Trail Blazers Foundation, Wells Fargo Continue to ‘Take It To The Court,’ awarding $100,000 in School Grants

Originally published March 7, 2018 by the NBA/Portland Trail Blazers and March 21, 2018 by KTVZ.com NewsChannel 21.

There are new reasons to smile as the Trail Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo awarded $110,000 in grants benefiting hundreds of high risk and low- and moderate-income students at 24 schools in 19 rural and urban cities across Oregon and S.W. Washington, including two elementary schools in Central Oregon.

The donations support a wide variety of academic, arts, diversity, technology and physical fitness programs and equipment. The amount of each grant was based on the scope and costs associated with the project or program seeking funds.

“I serve on the board of the Trail Blazers Foundation, and I can tell you that education is important to both of our organizations,” said Wells Fargo Regional President Tracy Curtis of Portland. “We truly believe that if we don’t support our local schools and education, our future is at risk. This grant program is one of the many ways we help our local communities.” Read More