Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fundraiser for Fisher House Raises $1800!

We just learned from  El Trauco, President, Desert Knights of America MC, that $1800 was raised for Fisher House at the recent Veteran's Day Poker Run sponsored by the Desert Knights of America Motorcycle Club.

Saturday Nov 13th, Jeff (Martian) and I (Foam), representing Chapter 20 of the  Green Knights Motorcycle Club, participated with roughly 70 motorcyclists in the annual charity fundraiser.

Poker Runs are a great way to enjoy Virginia's beautiful byways. If you are not familiar with Poker Runs, here's the skinny: five stops, usually at bike shops or restaurants (bar and grill variety). At each stop, you collect a playing card--one for each hand that you are playing. The more hands you play, the better your odds of winning. At the end, there are prizes for the best and worst 5-card stud hands.

And if you are not familiar with Fisher House, they are a very worthy charity for Veteran's Day and every day. Fisher House provides housing for families that are caring for a wounded warrior during periods of recovery and physical therapy in places like Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. 

Thanks to the Desert Knights for organizing a fun day and a successful fundraiser for a great cause.