The GoFundMe goal was met in a single day
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The local off-road racing community has come together to help out one of their beloved riders.
Ellis Cookman saved his money for years to buy his dream bike to race—it cost $10,000. But on January 1, that motorcycle was stolen out of the back of his truck.
That’s when the racing community rallied behind him and started a GoFundMe campaign. Within a day the post raised enough money to buy Cookman a new bike.
“We can help each other, we want to help each other,” said Cookman. “Very quick—the people heard what happened, and how quickly they were able to come to my rescue and help me out. I don’t want to miss any races.”
Cookman said he was humbled by the efforts other motorcycle racers put in to get him back on the track. He plans to get his replacement bike soon.
- Black Friday looks different in Mobile this year
- Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison
- Justin Timberlake donates new wheelchair accessible van for Tennessee teen
- UPDATE: 19-year-old shot and killed at Bennett Pointe Apartments on Old Pascagoula Road
- Saints looking for first win in Denver since 1994