YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, September 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – A commemorative motorcycle race will be held in Youngstown on Sunday, September 19, in honor of Maxton Soviak, one of 13 soldiers killed in action in recent attacks in Afghanistan . The Memorial Ride, sponsored by Youngstown Harley-Davidson, will raise awareness and fund the new Maxton Soviak Memorial Fund, which will honor Soviak’s contributions and sacrifices.
Soviak was originally from Berlin Heights and enlisted in the United States Navy after graduating from high school in 2017. For the past four years, he has proudly served his country as a member of the Marine Corps. Soviak never said no to a new adventure and had an undying love for his family, friends and country. He never met a foreigner and made friends all over the world when he enlisted in the Navy.
A trust fund has been set up to honor Soviak’s memory, with contributions supporting his family during this difficult time. The September 19 hike will show appreciation for the sacrifices of Soviak and his family and honor his memory.
The Maxton Soviak Memorial Bike Run will start at Youngstown Harley-Davidson, located at 5700 Patriot Blvd. Registrations will open on site at 9 a.m. and the race will begin at 12 p.m. The Biker Brewery will offer breakfast to all cyclists. Registration is $ 20 per bike and $ 10 per additional cyclist. A 50/50 design will also be available at the event. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Maxton Soviak Memorial Fund.
“We invite all local bikers to come to Youngstown Harley-Davidson to show their support for our servicemen killed in the recent Kabul attacks and in particular to honor the memory of one of the Ohio members, Maxton Soviak,” said Tom Orlando, General Sales. Manager of Youngstown Harley-Davidson. “While there really is no action we can take to fully repay Maxton and his family for their sacrifice, we hope this event will provide a little show of support and comfort to the family and let them know that they are not alone. We anticipate a large crowd, so come early to show your support for the family and contribute to this important fund. “
To learn more about the life of Maxton Soviak, visit https://bit.ly/3956VBY. To learn more about Youngstown Harley-Davidson and the Maxton Soviak Memorial Bike Race, visit https://bit.ly/2YZ7wU3.
About Youngstown Harley-Davidson
Since 2007, Youngstown Harley-Davidson has been America’s motorcycle mecca. Its six-acre resort offers an exciting range of experiences for bikers and is known as Harley-Davidson Bike Town. From bicycle sales and service to a motorcycle academy and on-site restaurants, Youngstown Harley-Davidson is the nation’s premier place for bikers to visit and feel welcome. To learn more, visit https://youngstownharleydavidson.com/.
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For more information on the Maxton Soviak Memorial Bike Run or media inquiries, please contact Jacquelyn Repomonto at [email protected].
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Image 1: A motorcycle race in honor of Maxton Soviak
Motorcycle race in honor of Berlin Heights native Maxton Soviak killed in recent attack in Kabul
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