Stateline teams elevate cash to assist veterans get service canine

BELVIDERE (WREX) – Motorcycles spun across Belvidere on Sunday for a good cause.

American Legion’s Circle of Change has teamed up for a ride and roast pork to raise money for veterans.

Circle of Change will use the money to mate veterans suffering from PTSD with dogs. Circle of Change Board President Courtney Ring says it is special to see both Veteran and K9 bond and grow stronger together.

“We meet our veterans once a week for an hour at a local dog school and that’s where we have our lessons,” said Ring. “It’s very rewarding. We’ve been around for a long time.”

Circle of change will have its next fundraiser in August on their annual golf outing.