Thanks to the generosity of riders like you, Buffalo Chip events have raised over $985,000 for charity.
Rider contributions have allowed the Buffalo Chip to donate to worthy charities including the Children’s Home Society, Sky Ranch for Boys, Black Hills Special Olympics, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Buffalo Chip Challenge Scholarship Fund, Special Olympics South Dakota–Rapid City Flame and others.
Special Olympics South Dakota – Rapid City Flame
The Black Hills Special Olympics was founded in 1968, and is one of the strongest components of Special Olympics South Dakota. Less than a decade ago, the program was fading. In 2009, a group effort to rebuild and strengthen the program was set in motion, including the transformation from a school-based organization to a community-based organization, as well as the appointment of their Board of Directors, comprised of community leaders, coaches, and parents.
The mission of Black Hills Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness. These competitions include weekly swimming, seasonal bowling, as well as area and state track meets throughout South Dakota. The program provides the opportunity for children and adults to demonstrate courage, experience joy, and build skills and friendships with other Special Olympic athletes and the community.
For more information on the Black Hills Special Olympics, please visit www.bhspo.org.
The NASCAR Foundation
The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of children who need it most in our NASCAR communities through the Speediatrics Children's Fund and the
Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. More than 1.25 million children have been impacted by $34 million given to help those in need.
We are making children's health and medical needs our top priority. Every child should have a chance at a healthy life and deserves to get across the finish line.
The NASCAR Foundation is making children's health and medical needs a top priority. More at nascarfoundation.org
We're on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in Kindergarten PE class.The Kindergarten PE Program equips schools with everything teachers need to teach children how to ride a bike in PE class. With this program, every student will develop a solid foundation of biking skills, whether they are a seasoned rider or have never been on a bike. The nonprofit All Kids Bike movement is supported by a nationwide coalition of parents, educators, health care providers, businesses, nonprofits, and members of the general public. The drive is an initiative organized by the Strider Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, based in Rapid City, SD.
Schools that are the beneficiaries of the All Kids Bike project receive, free of charge, everything they need to get their students pedaling; including a proven, integrative curriculum; staff training and certification; patented child-friendly bikes designed to make learning easy and fun, safety helmets, and ongoing support.
The program requires no out-of-pocket expenditures by the participating schools.