The Punxsutawney Eagle Riders No.1231 motorcycle club held its annual "Burrow Thunder" on Saturday July 6, 2013 to benefit the Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s (SOPA) DuBois/Jefferson County program.
The event, held in conjunction with the 2013 Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival, took place at the Punxsy Eagles parking lot where a bike show was held. Nearly 140 event riders traveled 135 miles, making four stops along the way. There was also a silent auction, refreshments and a dance featuring the band Against the Grain.
In the weeks to follow, Eagle Rider Club President Denny Knox presented SOPA local program manager Stacey Truman with a check for $15,000. Former SOPA Board member, Jim Burton, was present for the check presentation and has been instrumental in the planning and promotion of “Burrow Thunder.” Eagle Riders’ goal for next year is to include more clubs in Western PA, which will benefit more Special Olympics programs in the region.