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Sat, Jul 23


Apple Valley

12th Annual Ben Kopp Memorial Ride

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12th Annual Ben Kopp Memorial Ride
12th Annual Ben Kopp Memorial Ride

Time & Location

Jul 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – Jul 24, 2022, 1:00 AM

Apple Valley, 14917 Garrett Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124, USA


About the event

Please  join us for the 12th annual Ben Kopp Memorial Ride. The Ben Kopp  Memorial Ride is an annual event hosted by CVMA Chapter 48-7 that raises  funds for veterans and their families in the state of Minnesota.

The  event consists of a 150-mile motorcycle ride, silent auction, and  dinner at Bogart's Entertainment Center in Apple Valley. It is a day of  celebration and honor.

Ben  Kopp did two tours in Iraq before his third tour in Afghanistan in May  of 2009. On July 10th, during a firefight with the Taliban, he saved the  lives of six of his fellow Rangers before being shot in the leg.  Unfortunately, recovery from the trauma his body endured from the  gunshot wound and surgery was not a reality. Kopp died on July 18, 2009  at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Prior to his  death, Kopp ensured his living will stated that he donate all of his  organs, including bone, skin and tissue. Kopp's organ donation saved or  enhanced the lives of 60 people and his heart still beats in Judy Miekle  of Winnetka, Illinois.

In life and in death, Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp was and still is a hero today.

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