Bryan Combat Veterans host scavenger hunt fundraiser

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX)- The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association held its first fundraising scavenger hunt to raise money for the Texas A&M Veterans Resource Center.

The money raised helps supply veterans going to school with money for expenses that aren't covered by the G.I. Bill, such as books.

Jeremy Norton recently moved to the CVMA Bryan chapter from Tennessee, bringing along with him this scavenger hunt idea to help fellow veterans.

"The transition from the military to being a civilian again can be very difficult for a lot of veterans," said Norton, "And having the opportunity to go to school, or a trade school, it gives something for veterans to focus on when they get out of the military."

For $20, riders got the map for a scavenger hunt, riding around the Bryan College Station area, hitting stops and answer trivia questions.

38 year Army veteran Bill Langford rode in with his chapter from Austin to partake in Saturday's event.

"I was given so much in the military and I am very appreciative for what I have," said Langford, "And now it is my turn to serve the veterans and serve active duty wherever I can help them, so they can move on to the next level when they retire."

The organization hopes to raise thousands of dollars to assist in their fellow veterans' education, and plan to put together another event next year.