Chopper Supports The Wounded Warrior Project

Written By Gerry Ashley


San Diego, CA -  San Diego’s “Chopper The Biker Dog” has long established his support for the military. So when he became aware of the Wounded Warriors Project, he knew he just had to do what he could to show these heroes just how much he appreciated their efforts. At the same time, Chopper wanted to help spread the word to the public about this worthwhile organization along with the size and scope of their efforts on behalf of these men and women who have given their all in service to their country… and now, because of their severe wounds suffered in combat, need our help in return.

So from May of this year until his 2nd birthday (August 3rd), Chopper decided to donate $1 from the sale of every “Chopper The Biker Dog” Patch to the Wounded Warrior Project.  At every appearance during this 3 month period, Chopper made it a point to bring the Wounded Warrior Project to the attention of his fans. And it worked.

On the morning of August 3rd, Chopper appeared on KUSI  to do a live interview discussing the Wounded Warriors with Marcus O. Barnes, manager of the "Warrior to Work at Wounded Warrior Project". Then, Chopper and his owner, Mark Shaffer,  rode over to San Diego Harley Davidson to hook up with riders in the local HOG (Harley Owner’s Group) chapter who proudly escorted him to the Wounded Warriors Office in Liberty Station (the old Naval Training Center  Facility).

There, Chopper, Shaffer and the HOG members were greeted by the staff of Wounded Warriors. KUSI was present to record the event. 

Chopper rode his little Harley Davidson bike right into the office and presented a check for $300 to Norberto Norbie Lara, Spokesperson for the Wounded Warrior Project. 

One HOG member was so moved by Chopper’s efforts, he pulled out a one hundred dollar bill out of his wallet  and added it to the pot, making a total contribution of $400.

Chopper would like to extend this challenge to the public: “I’m just a biker dog, but if I can raise $300 to support the Wounded Warrior Project,  I wonder what all of you can do to show your appreciation of these wonderful young men and women who gave their all and now need some help getting back on their feet? I ask you: Please show your support.

For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project here in San Diego, please contact Renee Peloquin, Alumni Manager, 877-832-6997.  Tell ‘em Chopper sent you.

On second thought, just tell ‘em, ‘Thank you for your service.’ ”  

Visit the Wounded Warrior Project website today:

You can also make a donation on line at   Contact your local Wounded Warrior office today.


TV and Video footage of me delivering the donation check to the Wounded Warrior Project's office in San Diego - 8-3-2011

LIVE on San Diego's "Goodmorning America" on KUSI the morning of my delivery Home video that was taken during the presentation of my donation check along with a few photos KUSI coverage of me delivering my donation check