A large turnout for biker benefit

Bikers stop by the Trevorton VFW, during the  Benefit Ride for Cory Thompson.   Photo courtesy of Trevorton VFW on Facebook.

Bikers stop by the Trevorton VFW, during the Benefit Ride for Cory Thompson.
Photo courtesy of Trevorton VFW on Facebook.

SHAMOKIN –  You may have seen — or heard — a flock of motorcycles riding across The Valley this weekend.  Over a hundred bikes took to the road to benefit an injured biker Saturday.  The benefit run was held for U.S. Army veteran 29-year-old Cory Thompson of Shamokin.  Thompson was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in July.  He is a member of the Villains Motorcycle Club of Shamokin, who hosted the benefit ride.

 

The ride began in Shamokin at the Wayside Inn — near where Thompson was struck by an SUV July 13.  The bikes strolled across The Valley, making stops at local organizations.  They even drove by Geisinger Medical Center, where the group got a chance to see Thompson, who emerged from the hospital to wave.  The run ended with an after party at the RCA grounds in Ranshaw.

 

Thompson was critically injured when his motorcycle was rear-ended by an SUV on Route 61.  He is still recovering from his injuries.  Thompson is a member of the National Guard and served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.  If you would like to make a monetary contribution to the Cory Thompson Benefit, you can mail it to Andrea Rollman 827 East Commerce St. Shamokin Pa. 17872.  (Codi Jade)

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