For Our Vets!

By Shannon “Dazzlin” Venturo

For eleven years now Leather Headquarters has sponsored a huge event to benefit the Boulder City Veterans Home.  Event Coordinator Chay Robinson has a special place in her heart for our vets.  She teams up annually with Leather HQ’s Owner Michael Snyder  to put on this annual event.

Chay’s dad is a vet.  She told me, “I do what I can to put a smile on their faces.  I want to show them that they are never forgotten, that they are loved deeply.”  The day kicked off with a complimentary lunch, raffles and music by DJ Guido.   And of course Michael always extends a minimum of 20% off EVERYTHING in the store that day during the event.   I found a cute pair of boots and some much needed chaps.  What I love the most about Leather Headquarters is that they offer the sales on items you need right now, in the season.  Not like the places offering jackets etc when it’s 110 degrees in Vegas.  Michael has always catered to the biker community.  No better place to get everything you need for riding a motorcycle.

The money raised goes to provide over 180 wish list items for the vets at the Veterans Home. Christmas they make sure every vet there gets gifts. Chay continued to tell me, “They should never have a want that is not taken care of.  They should want for nothing.  These are the real heroes of the world. They know that there is nothing that they can’t call me for all year round.”

Well my favorite part of the day was watching model Lauren get an outfit entirely of electrical tape put on her.  Wow it was fun to watch.  She was nice enough to strike a few poses on my bike.  That Harley Breakout never looked so good.

The 24-hour skilled nursing care facility is complete with a clinical team committed to caring for America’s Heroes.   They can accommodate 180 residents in three units.  Applicants must possess a military discharge, other than dishonorable, or be the spouse or Gold Star parent of a veteran who meets this requirement and be a resident of Nevada.   You may apply online at www.veteans.nv.gov.  Upon receipt of this initial application an admissions coordinator will be in contact.  

Chay says she will continue to try and make them happy and comfortable.  Some are in their last stages of life.  “They deserve this.”  Hats off to Chay and Michael for their wonderful random act of kindness in throwing this terrific event.  The planning takes about six months of hard work each year.  Well done.  Quick Throttle Magazine thanks you, I thank you and our Veterans thank you.

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