MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Officials with a local motorcycle club that hosted the Motorcycle Mania event earlier this month in Berkeley County donated more than $11,000 to local organizations and West Virginia State Police Trooper Bobby Elswick Tuesday night.
The money, which totaled $11,700, was raised through admission to the event and motorcycle registration fees, said Jeff Wilkins, president of American Justice Freedom Riders.
Motorcycle Mania organizers had said they were going to support local causes through the event.
The money was distributed to Elswick and six organizations during a ceremony at the Martinsburg Lions Club on Virginia Avenue.
"This is what our club is about. We are going to help people in our community. Next year, we will be more successful," said club Vice President Bill Clark.