UPDATE: Mold Builder Pushed His Limits for our Wounded Warriors

Grand Island, Nebraska-based Dramco Tool owner Larry Patten completed his 10,000 miles in the 2018 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge for iWarriors.


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Larry Patten of Dramco Tool completed his 10,000-mile ride for iWarriors.


Why is this important? Because Larry and Dramco Tool are active members of our moldmaking community and he (like many others in this amazing industry) took time to serve others … namely, our precious wounded warriors.

During the past two weeks Larry rode in the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge, testing his abilities and endurance. During the ride he could not use GPS for directions or stay in hotels. He did not know the route ahead of time and has to follow written directions. 

Larry used this ride as an opportunity to raise money for iWarriors, a charity that is close to his heart in a number few ways. iWarriors provides iPads to our wounded soldiers as a tool to help them communicate with their families during the healing process and also to help in the actual healing process from PTSD and TBI.

Larry also has a Facebook page dedicated to this ride.  He posted on the page as much as he could during the ride. There is also be a link on the Hoka Hey website to track each rider’s progress. Larry is Rider 941.

Please do not feel any obligation to donate, but if you would like to here is the information:

If you are pledging a certain amount per mile just email Kim Bartz at info@iwarriors.org with your contact information. You can pledge an amount per mile for Larry’s longest day or per mile for the total trip. His longest day should be close to 1,000 miles. After the ride, he will email the distances to the pledgers. Fixed donations are also welcome via the “Donate” page of iwarriors.org, just note that your is for the Hoka Hey/Patten Challenge. iWarriors will be sending out weekly updates that MMT will share.

Larry said, “HOKA HEY!!!!! Made it to the finish line with the Lords help. Very thankful for all the encouragement from you guys who followed along. The odometer went back on the blink today but I used a map and some other tools and rolled across the finish line #28 I think. Now I’m going to take a shower and celebrate.”

Congratulations and thank you, Larry for your courage and commitment to the cause.  I cannot wait to hear your stories!