PVCA and Road Warrior Foundation celebrate veterans with Pechanga-Riverside Road Run


TEMECULA – Pomona Valley Corvette Association and the Road Warrior Foundation are joining forces to celebrate wounded veterans with a tribute ride, Saturday, May 11, comprising more than 35 vintage and contemporary Corvettes and 35 veteran-piloted Can-Am Spyder motorcycles. The ride will begin at the Pechanga Valley Resort Casino in Temecula and end at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, where participating vehicles will be displayed on the flight line with the museum’s vintage aircraft.

“The Pomona Valley Corvette Association is graciously hosting this outing for wounded veterans from across southern California,” Kendell Madden, an Oceanside resident and board member of the Road Warrior Foundation, said. “Events like this provide a great escape from the daily challenges faced by many wounded veterans and pay tribute to the sacrifices and lingering effects that many endure long after they return home from service to their country.”

The public is invited to witness the tribute ride, either from the starting point in Temecula or at the end at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside. Contributions are welcome to help offset the expenses of the effort and support other programs produced by the nonprofit Road Warrior Foundation.

“Our members are thrilled to participate in this event,” John Schembari, president of the Pomona Valley Corvette Association, said. “We try to work with deserving organizations that make a meaningful impact in the lives of their beneficiaries, and the veterans that the Road Warrior Foundation helps deserve to be recognized for the contributions and sacrifices they’ve made for all Americans. We’re really excited to be involved.”

The Road Warrior Foundation, founded in 2013, is managed by a 100% volunteer staff that provides adventures to wounded military veterans. Most notable among its efforts is the annual Road Warrior Ride, which hosts a dozen or more veterans on weeklong cross-country rides on Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled vehicles. That ride and all other Road Warrior Foundation adventures are built to empower wounded veterans and help them overcome problems that challenge them in their daily life. More information is available at http://www.roadwarrior.org.

The Pomona Valley Corvette Association is a car club for Chevrolet Corvette enthusiasts of the Inland Empire. Owners of all Corvette models and years are welcome. Active continuously since 1962, the Pomona Valley Corvette Association is one of the oldest active Corvette owners groups in the U.S., uniting enthusiasts from all over the Inland Empire and Southern California, including Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Ontario, Glendora, Chino Hills, Claremont and Walnut. More information is available at http://www.pvca.org.

Submitted by Pomona Valley Corvette Association.