The 5th annual Kyle's Mile took place on Saturday, August 25, with proceeds benefiting the Boys Town National Hotline.
Kyle's Mile is a motorcycle ride event that was started by Byron Cooper whose son committed suicide on June 20, 2013. Byron has now dedicated his efforts to try and prevent others from being in similar situations such as Kyle.
Kyle's Mile is a ride that begins at Metro Harley-Davidson Suzuki Can-Am in Rapids City, Iowa and the participants make stops along the way before ending with a celebration that includes music and a raffle drawing.
This year 442 people participated in the ride raising a total of $14,000 for the Boys Town National Hotline.
"This is a great cause and Byron is doing really great things with this ride every year," said Stan Kontogiannis, Regional Major Gifts Officer for Boys Town. "My hope is that we can do more rides like this all over the country to spread awareness."
Byron was very happy with this year's Kyle's Mile and a date has already been set for next year's ride on August 24, 2019.
"Thank you to all who supported Kyle's Mile once again," said Byron. "Do not let it end where the ride did, keep an open ear and an open mind and be aware of those around you. You truly can change this world one person at a time."
If would like to participate or become a financial supporter to Kyle's Mile please contact Stan Kontogiannis at (402) 315-0156 or via email at Stan.Kontogiannis@boystown.org.