Hamsters USA Raffling Roland Sands Customized Harley-Davidson Sportster To Benefit Kids Hospital

In Sturgis every year, the international motorcycle group Hamsters USA sponsors an event to benefit the non-profit organization in Rapid City. This year, the group organizes a raffle with a custom  Roland Sands Design Harley- Davidson Nightster as the grand prize. Justyn Amstutz and Eagle Rider San Diego donated the bike to the cause. Proceeds will fund Children’s Care, an organization serving children with special needs.

Hamsters USA is a group of about 300 custom motorcycle owners from around the world, formed in 1978 by charter members Arlen Ness, Donnie Smith, Dave Perewitz, Barry Cooney, Ed Kerr, Steve Allington, and others. The group has adopted Children’s Care as their charity, wanting to give back to the Sturgis and greater Black Hills community, which many Hamsters consider their second home. Tickets for the bike are just $25 each and can be bought at. 

Group spokesman Grady Pfeiffer of Escondido, CA, who has also joined the board of directors for the Children’s Care Foundation, says “The Hamsters are proud of the vital help they’ve provided for children. These are kids with no other options for services, and early intervention will help them grow up to be more independent adults.  Many of them live on Indian Reservations, and staff go directly to them as part of their outreach program.” The drawing will be held August 8th at the group’s annual meeting and dinner during the Sturgis Rally.

11 Responses to “Hamsters USA Raffling Roland Sands Customized Harley-Davidson Sportster To Benefit Kids Hospital”

  1. 1 Delski Jun 10th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Whoop whoop at least some good news today

  2. 2 Jun 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Am I missing something or do you have to create a Google account before you can buy a ticket?

  3. 3 maddpuppy Jun 11th, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Its nice to here the ” Hamsters “, are doing such a good deed, and for a very good cause.
    I have a question , I have thought about ever since I read the History of the ” Hamsters “. When the group of guys went out for a ride , and left Dave’s wife asleep at the hotel, and she got ” mad “, was it really a hamster she drew and put on the guys room doors ?? Or was it some other kind of rodent?? And hamsters just sounded better ? I think the Hamsters are a great organization, and do fantastic charity work, I’m not being mean here, its just one of those ” I would like to know questions “.

  4. 4 Jun 11th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    madd puppy.. me directly at strokers dallas and i will relay the story directly… 214-357-0707

    it was a hamster by the way

  5. 5 Grady Pfeiffer Jun 11th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Tickets can be purchased at Thanks in advance for your donations.

  6. 6 Grady Pfeiffer Jun 11th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Cyril, I fogot to say THANKS for posting the raffle announcement.

  7. 7 Jun 11th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Grady, how do ya buy some tickets without having to sign up for that Google account thingy? Lead me by the hand and I’ll take a dozen. 🙂 Thanks!

  8. 8 Grady Pfeiffer Jun 12th, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Woody, call 605 782 2331 and they will take care of it for you. If that doesn’t work email me at [email protected] and I will help you. Thanks for your support

  9. 9 Jun 12th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you sir, I’ll take care of it tomorrow!

  10. 10 Maddpuppy Jun 13th, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Thank you Gene the GM, OK, I was just wondering ! thanks for the reply, Ill give ya a call

  11. 11 Jun 13th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    All set Grady, thanks. Haven’t owned a Sporty since my ’75 (“hey, who moved the shifter” model) but I will rearrange the garage and make room for my new bike 😉

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