Rick Olsen
​ Chairman
Jill Stephenson
​Ben Kopp's Mother

The 2013 Ben Kopp Memorial Ride

July 12-13, Bogart’s Place, Apple Valley, MN

Thank you!

August 2013


Dear Friends:

The Ben Kopp Memorial Ride would like to offer our sincere thanks for your support of our 2013 event.


Our two day event was a huge success and gave us the means to give $12,000 to our local veterans and

their families.


The recipients of our donation this year will be the Minnesota Military Family Foundation and

Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Networks of Dakota and Rice counties.

The Ben Kopp Memorial Ride is committed to showing our local veterans they are supported by the

communities in which they live. We are further committed to supporting the challenges they face by

providing financial assistance to specific needs and care associated with transitioning from deployments

and/or from active duty to civilian live.


The results of this care will generate a veteran better equipped to reintegrating as a positive contributing

community member, which in turn benefits the community.


On behalf of our veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice, those who have served and those who

continue to serve our great country, we are grateful you chose to join us in giving back to those who have

given so unselfishly to us.


We would like to further thank the wonderful staff at Bogart’s Place, Beyond The Yellow Ribbon

Networks and Ron Kalstabakken for their support and contributions that helped make 2013 our best

year yet.


We look forward to 2014 and thank you in advance for your continued support.


In gratitude,​