Events

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You have seen the magic of Devils Tower, felt the patriotism of Mount Rushmore and cruised through historic Deadwood. You have walked the streets of Downtown Sturgis and rocked out with your favorite bands at The
Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Now it’s time to be a part of history with the first official wrap party for the biggest motorcycle rally in the world!

MOTOvational.org, Why We Ride and Rod Woodruff will host this premier event at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Event Center.

Enjoy one last evening with your MOTO family starting with a red
carpet experience.

Then a relaxing cocktail hour with an outside bar and appetizers in a Hawaiian Pineapple Sculpture featuring a large array of delectable Island foods, located on the lawn of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Event Center.

Then move inside the event center and be surrounded by custom motorcycles as you enjoy a sit down Tropical Island Feast with wonderful entrees and hand-selected side dishes; which are certain to delight each and
every one of our guests.

And it does not end there as the night is just getting started with raffles, live auctions and special guest speakers with 100% of all proceeds going to our charity…

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And a Custom Made Shirt exclusively for our 250 Party Guests.

A WIND DOWN PARTY WITH A GREAT CAUSE

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An estimated 1.4 million US citizens are being sex trafficked with an average entry age of 15 years-old, 1 in 6 being under the age of 12 years-old.

  • ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CRIMINAL INDUSTRIES IN THE WORLD IS THE BUYING AND SELLING OF PEOPLE.
  • 75% OF VICTIMS REPORT BEING SOLD ONLINE AND ON AVERAGE 150,000 NEW ESCORT ADS ARE POSTED ONLINE EVERYDAY.
  • ONLY 4% OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE NATION HAVE DEDICATED HUMAN TRAFFICKING PERSONNEL.
  • THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHIDLREN (NCMEC) REPORTED A 106% INCREASE IN CYBER TIPLINE REPORTS OF
  • SUSPECTED CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN MARCH 2020 VS. MARCH 2019
  • 44% OF VICTIMS REPORT NO ONE REACHED OUT AND OFFERED HELP. ANOTHER 26% REPORTING RARELY EVER BEING OFFERED HELP

MOTOvational.ORG and Treasured Lives have joined together to build the first crisis house in South Dakota for survivors of sex trafficking and CSE

The Treasured House would be the first crisis house in the state for survivors of sex trafficking and CSE (commercial sexual exploitation). There are no other temporary shelters specializing in victims of sex trafficking in the state and surrounding area.

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  • Due to this, Victims are often forced into Domestic Violence shelters who are not equipped to deal with the complex trauma found in sex trafficking.
  • DV shelters often have “recruiters” strategically placed in shelter.
  • Without a safe place to stay, victims are at high risk for returning to their traffickers.
  • It is critical for the wellbeing of victims of sex trafficking and CSE to work with those who have come out of what they have experienced.
  • Often victims have never met another survivor who has come out of the life. There is shared understanding of
  • each other’s experiences that is healing in and of itself.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To provide a place of safety and hope, thus alleviating the need to return to victimization.
  • To assess strategical placement of victims to receive the best possible long-term care.
  • To begin healing process.
  • To assist in understanding the factors that put some individuals at higher risk than others.
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