September has been an amazing month for the Karney Law Firm! Not only did we enjoy all of the festivities at the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, we also announced the 6th annual Bulldog Hero Award winners.
The Karney Law Firm selected Stan Simmerson as the 2017 Bulldog Hero of the Year. As both riders and motorcycle attorneys, anytime one of our own is injured or killed in an accident it weighs heavily on our hearts, so Stan’s commitment to rider safety advocacy was near and dear to us. As if Stan’s time as a Safety Officer for the Raleigh HOG and his time volunteering as an instructor for Cornerspeed Racing School at VIR wasn’t enough, Stan has raised close to $300,000.00 in donations for the Duke Children's Hospital through his annual All Star Ride for Life.
In an unprecedented move, Bob Karney was so touched by the selflessness of the North Carolina biker community and the outpour of Bulldog Hero Award nominees, he decided to select 1 additional Bulldog Hero. The 5 Bulldog Heroes include Mary Benjamin (and her support of Freedom Biker Church Fayetteville and Girls of Value); Craig Field (and his Emily’s Kids Foundation); Barry Hicks (with his frequent charity rides); Tom Hunter (and his involvement in countless charities and organizations); and Johnny Norris Jr. (and his commitment to the community and public service).
Not only did the Bulldog Hero winners receive donations to the charities of their choice, every nominee received $250.00 to the causes they represented. In total, over $7,500 was distributed and donated this year.
Bob Karney and the Karney Law Firm have donated over $42,000.00 to Carolina biker charities over the course of the Bulldog Hero Awards. This new precedence only leaves room for more next year!