LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Members of the American Legion came together Sunday afternoon to help the family of Corporal Matt Bowman.
More than 200 bikers participated in the charity ride held by Lafayette Post 11. Bikes left the Legion just as the rain began at noon. The ride took bikers through the towns of Crawfordsville, Attica, Rockville, and Hillsboro.
Members of Bowman's family, including his parents, sister, and grandmother were at the event. Bowman is a Lafayette native and McCutcheon grad injured in Afghanistan.
The Legion hoped to raise $8,000 for his family.
"We know the family's got a lot of expenses going on, traveling back and forth to Washington, D.C. We just wanted to help them out," said Mark Posey, the director of Legion Riders for Post 11.
"(We're) overwhelmed by all the support everyone's given for him. The community's been great. We can't ask for anything better," said Matt Bowman's father, Ken Bowman.
Riders returned to the Lafayette Legion around 4:30 p.m. The ride was followed by a cookout and a raffle.
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