to education scholarships for Indian students
HORSE, S.D. - Bikers will be bikers, but sometimes out of
the fray comes a new reality, driven by an individual, that
brings together others with like minds to foster change.
Curtis, Delaware/Iroquois, a history teacher from Brentwood,
Calif. watched last year as the Indian Motorcycle Corporation
gave Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund a check
to help American Indian students.
fund helps students in South Dakota attend college and technical
schools and has provided more than $60,000 in scholarships
over the years.
said he could raise a lot of money for the fund, in fact he
said he could raise more than Indian Motorcycles gave. A teacher
of at-risk students, he enlisted the help of his American
Legion Veterans Riders Group Post 202 to raise the money.
The veterans do comedy routines and comedy shows and from
August 2002 to May 2003 they performed and raised money to
the way, the owner of Abbey Carpets in Antioch, Calif., Steve
Siegfried said he would match whatever Curtis raised.
and Siegfried presented Crazy Horse Memorial Scholarship fund
with $7,000. Curtis said there will be more on the way. He
and Siegfried presented the check to Ruth Ziolkowski, president
and CEO of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.
Crazy Horse Memorial is dedicated to American Indians and
along with the story of Crazy Horse and the American Indian
Museum of North America, the scholarship foundation came into
being. Korczak Ziolkowski, Ruths late husband, started
the mountain carving in 1947.
Richmond, vice president for the office of public affairs
of the Indian Motorcycle Corporation also presented a check
for $2,500 to the Crazy Horse Memorial Scholarship fund.