STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council honored Roger and Elaine Haydock for their generous contribution to the Sturgis Rally Endowment fund Monday, Sept. 18, at the Sturgis City Council meeting.
Roger Haydock, a nationally recognized law professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, has taught and practiced law for more than four decades. He and his wife, Elaine, live at Spearfish.
The Haydocks say they love Sturgis and everything the community puts into the Rally and want to leave a lasting legacy. They donated $18,000 to the endowment on Monday, but have truly been behind the endowment since its start.
The Haydocks are the anonymous donors who pledged to match, up to a maximum of $100,000, cash, pledges and deferred gifts to the Sturgis Rally Endowment Fund for the past two years.
“We are delighted and honored to donate this check and our $100,000 legacy gifts to the Sturgis Rally Endowment,” Roger Haydock said.
He thanked Sturgis City Attorney Mark Marshall for his vision and dedication in establishing the Sturgis Rally Endowment. The Haydocks also thanked Mayor Mark Carstensen for his leadership and to the Sturgis City Council for their commitment to the Sturgis Community.
“It’s quite clear you all love Sturgis, as do we,” Roger Haydock said. “We honeymooned here sometime last century and are very fortunate to live in the Black Hills.”
Roger Haydock said he and Elaine view the gifts as the beginning of a development and fundraising effort for the community.