Saturday, March 26, 2011
'Kickstands Up for K-9s' set for April 9
The Arizona Republic
American Legion Post 35, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd., is hosting its second annual "Kickstands Up for K-9s" motorcycle ride to benefit the Chandler Police Department's canine unit, which has six Belgian Malinois. This year's ride has a special guest, Barbara McQueen, the widow of "King of Cool" actor Steve McQueen. She will be on hand at 2 p.m. April 9 to sign books about her late husband.
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING AT THE EVENT?
In addition to the motorcycle ride, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the American Legion fundraiser includes music, food, a beer garden, door prizes and a canine demonstration by the Chandler Police Department canine unit.
WHO IS STEVE MCQUEEN?
McQueen starred in movies such as "The Great Escape," "Bullitt" and "The Thomas Crown Affair." Considered a rebel, he rode motorcycles and smoked incessantly. He died at age 50 in 1980 of lung cancer.
WHAT ARE THE BOOKS ABOUT MCQUEEN?
Barbara McQueen, who married her husband late in his life, is appearing with McQueen biographer Marshall Terrill, who wrote the biography, "Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon." Barbara had a photo book published in 2006 called "Steve McQueen: The Last Mile." The cover shows the couple on a motorcycle.
HOW MUCH IS THE RIDE AND WHERE DO I REGISTER?
The charity ride costs $25 per bike and $10 per passenger. Pre-registration and information can be found by calling the American Legion Post at 480-821-0002 or at www.kickstandsupfork9s.com. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. April 9. The price includes lunch and a ride pin.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/2011/03/25/20110325chandler-cop-dogs0325.html?source=nletter-news#ixzz1Hdm7le1G