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Read more about previous Warrior Rides:

2006: Mackinac to Lansing
2007: West Ludington to Royal Oak
2008: Lapeer around the thumb of Michigan
2009: Selfridge Air National Guard Base (North of Detroit) to Fort Custer National Cemetery (Battle Creek, MI)
2010: Traverse City to Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek
2011: Mount Pleasant (through Fremont, Holland and Paw Paw) to the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek
2012: Oakland County to the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek
2013: New Buffalo., MI to South Haven, Holland, ending at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek
2014: Manistee, MI through Whitehall, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and then on to the Fort Custer National Cemetery


CCKWF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (approved by IRS as tax exempt #20-2725239) committed to supporting the men and women of our armed services by providing Great Rewards for Great Warriors. Feel free to review our tax return documents for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation

 

2015 Warrior Ride

September 10-13th 2015

2015 marks the tenth annual Warrior Ride of the Willis Foundation.

This year the riders will journey 250+ miles from Bay City, MI through Lansing, Jackson, Battle Creek and then on to the Fort Custer National Cemetery where Corporal Willis is buried, and finally to the Kalamazoo Country Club. At the Country Club, the Willis Foundation will host a reception for the riders, families, guests, and dignitaries. During this reception, the 2015 scholarship recipient will be awarded their scholarship.

Adler Smith, the son of Staff Sergeant Christopher Smith, is the 2015 Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation scholarship recipient. Adler will receive a college scholarship intended to cover the entire unmet need of his college tuition and expenses.

SSgt. Smith was killed during his second tour in Iraq. On Christmas Eve, 2008, SSgt. Smith and his squadron were traveling over a bridge in Baghdad when an IED exploded, collapsing a portion of the bridge and sending their Humvee into the canal below. SSgt. Smith’s fellow soldiers disobeyed orders and refused to leave the water until he was out. Five men in Smith’s squadron had to be treated for hypothermia in their unsuccessful attempt to save Smith’s life and the lives of two others. SSgt. Smith left behind a fifteen-month-old son, Adler Smith (now eight-years-old). He made the ultimate sacrifice and we are proud to honor his memory during this year’s Warrior Ride.

Register here to ride in the 2015 Warrior Rider.

You can RSVP to attend the Warrior Ride Reception by clicking here!

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Check out our “Rider Tracker” page to see who’s leading with the most donations!


Several options for you to become involved next year:

 

 

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