Merrell-Mitchell Post 39

The American Legion Riders Post 39 is proud to announce the second annual “In Their Boots” event on Saturday, March 23, 2024 benefiting the Fisher House in Tucson.

Our event for 2023 we raised and presented a check to the C.H.A.M.P. foundation for $30,000.00 during our annual three day ride to the Fisher House in Tuscon on April 16th, 2023!

It is our goal to more than double that amount for 2024!

Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where active duty military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. Arizona currently has one in Tucson and another to be built in Phoenix at a future date.

Merrell-Mitchell American Legion Post 39 Gilbert is a 501(c) organization along with our Legionaires, Auxiliary, Sons of American Legion, and American Legion Riders, are all involved. We are veterans, supporters, family members, descendants of veterans.

We support the C.H.A.M.P. foundation and all proceeds collected go directly to the foundation.

Champ Foundation is a 501(c)3 formed to benefit the Tucson Fisher House specifically. Donations made to CHAMP are made available for the Fisher House Manager to address the needs of the guests of the facility as soon as they are deposited.

Champ was formed to fulfill the local community's ongoing support of Fisher House Tucson in that same spirit. Either way, your money is supporting Veterans and Active Duty personnel and their families as their medical needs are being addressed by the VA and the military medical systems.

The Event:

On March 23 there will be a morning motorcycle poker run to several nursing homes visiting our veterans and supporting those who served us.

Each rider will have their rider card validated at each stop, and finish at Post 39 no later than 12:00 p.m.

In Their Boots 1 Mile Walk (preferably in combat boots) where entrants solicit donations in advance based on the 1 mile total. Walkers will also be encouraged to carry boots for public donations.
Walk will start at front of Gilbert Post 39 Road, crossing east, and walk north on Gilbert ½ mile crossing west at the Western Powerline Trail/Gilbert Road Trail Crossing and return south to start point. 

Walk Start 1:30 PM.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

 Media Sponsor -

In-Kind Advertising and Event Day publicity. Write off as community svc. Event association. Logo on banner, prominently displayed. We will not dilute the market.

Presenting Sponsor - $10K+ &

EX: American Legion Post 39 Gilbert & Presenting Sponsor Name Present In Their Boots

Red Sponsor - $5000 

Large logo placement in all print and media

Tent Size 20’x20’

White Sponsor - $2,500 

Medium Logo will be used in all print and digital produced by the Event and on the Banner.

Tent Size 10’x10’

Blue Level Sponsor - $500 

Company name in text in all print, banner, and digital media produced by us. No event tent.

Sponsor Commitment Details Here:

  • Please send your donations by January 23, 2024.
  • Sponsor Banners will only be allowed within their Dedicated Sponsorship area, & that placement will be based on their Monetary Participation.
  • Sponsors need to submit their logos in SVG format 
  • Post 39 reserves the right to size and place the text & logos, based on sponsorship.
  • Event Chairman - “B” Bernheim (208) 412-2270,
  • Director of The Riders - Steve Coffman (208) 920-0537,

Sponsorship Donations send to: 

American Legion Riders Post 39

206 N. Gilbert Road Gilbert, AZ 85234

Check Payable To: American Legion Riders 39 - Memo/Note: In Their Boots

Following our In the Boots event, join us for our annual three day ride to the Fisher House in Tucson on April 12 with the check presentation on April 14th!