Letter: Are you ready for some snowmobiles?

By Larry Shepherd

Are you ready for some snowmobiles?

Good day, donors, prospective donors, snowmobilers and veterans:

Minnesota Snowmobile Education and Advancement Fund (MSEAF) and Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MnUSA) will be hosting the 16th annual Snowmobile Ride for the Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel in January of 2024 in recognition and appreciation of our veterans who have given part of their lives to serve all of us. The event is for both experienced snowmobilers and those who would like to give it a try.  The registration form is available at mnvetsnowmobileride.org.  This form must be completed and returned to the address provided on the form. Veterans will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are seeking donations to help defray the costs of lodging, meals, sled rental and fuel. Donations in any amount are welcome or you may sponsor a vet for $225.

Donations may be sent payable to MSEAF at 7040 Lakeland Ave. N. #212, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. With a donation or sponsorship, you will be recognized at the event, in our publication and on our web site. All funds designated “Veterans Ride” will be segregated for that purpose only.

The IRS has recognized MSEAF as a 501c3 charitable organization. Donors will receive a card recognizing their donation and tax deductibility of donations. The IRS letter is available at mnvetsnowmobileride.org

You will also find the 2024 Veteran’s Ride poster, sponsor letter and list of previous donors on this website. Please feel free to copy the poster or letter then add it to bulletin boards in VFW and American Legion posts across the state, or other places veterans hangout, or send it to your veteran friends.

The veterans that have and will attend this event in the future really appreciate the donations you make and have made to make this ride happen! This can and has been a life changing event for veterans that attend! It allows them time to forget the past, have a great time in the present and look forward to the future.

MSEAF and MnUSA also thank you for your assistance and sincerely appreciate your support so we can keep this wonderful event going in the future!


Larry Shepherd

Morristown Post 149

event co-chair

vice president, MSEAF

past president, MnUSA