Randy Couture and East Moline, IL Come Together to Support Wounded Veterans at Freedom Fest 2018

East Moline had a very special guest this weekend, as the town came together in amazing support of wounded veterans.

In conjunction with the 2018 East Moline Freedom Fest, 6 time UFC champion and Hall of Fame inductee, Randy Couture descended on the Quad City area for the first annual Ride for Our Troops organized by friend and local United Township Athletic Director Mark “Bam” Pustelnik. The event was able to raise approximately 29k toward wounded veterans in transition.

There was a Ride for Our Troops led by the East Moline PD Freedom Car and our boys in blue…

Special guest UFC champion Tim Sylvia also rode along in support of our troops, as well as bartended for charity at Doc’s Grill.

Convict Customs also lent this sweet ride for Randy Couture to ride….

There was a silent auction, T-shirt sales, and a raffle led by a core of amazing volunteers that also helped raise funds for the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation.

Aside from helping out a great cause, there was no shortage of camaraderie and fun to be had the whole weekend….

None of it would have been possible if it wasn’t for all the amazing sponsors that came together for this event….



33 Carpenters

$2,500 Anheuser Busch

$2,000 AFSCME Local 46 – East Moline Correctional Center Employees

$1,000 Doc’s inn

$500 Drake DeKeyrel Memorial Foundation

$500 EM Police Benevolent

$500 Moline Police Benevolent

$500 Moline Fraternal Order of Police

$500 Chris Johnson

$500 The Employment Source

$200 Dusty Moore – Muddy Waters & QCfinenow.com

$200 Steve’s Old Time Tap

$200 Grease Monkey

$200 Choppers

$200 Pub 1848

$200 Ducky’s Lagoon

$200 Memory of Courtney Rush and Military Prevention & Awareness

$200 Peter Passini

$200 Mike Jacobsen

$200 Tim Ascherl

$250 Miller Trucking & Excavating

$100 Jay and Susanne Titus

Isla of Capri – Hotel Rooms

Convict Customz – Bike donation for ride

Stern Beverage – VIP Party

Scott D’Agostin0 – Club 1914 Cubs Tickets

Ryan Wild – Luke Bryan Autographed Guitar

Anyone interested in donating or learning about the Randy Couture Xtreme Couture GI Foundation can find info below.




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