poker run event is scheduled for Saturday to help raise money for Riley's
Mad Max: Ride for the Kids at
Riley's kicks off its 6th Annual poker run at Riley's Children's Hospital at
Deaconess Gateway at 9:00, Saturday morning. John Maxwell has been a part of
the Miracle Ride, the larger event of Mad Max, since 1998 and started the Mad
Max program in Evansville.
In 2012, the event raised over
$38,000, which was the largest donation in the state of Indiana for
non-corporate donors to Riley's Hospital.
A poker run is an event where
participants riding motorcycles visit five out of seven checkpoints, drawing a
playing card at each checkpoint. The object of the run is to have the best
poker hand at the end of the time limit. Winning is not based on time, but on a
matter of chance.
The run starts at Deaconess
Gateway on Saturday morning, ending at Burdette Park. Other events are
scheduled such as a Chinese auction, live bands, car and bike show, and
inflatables for the kids. Food will be catered by O'Charley's.
The cost is $20 per rider (meal
included), or $10 for passenger (meal included). If you do not plan on being in
the run, food will be $5.
The money raised at the event
will be taken to the Miracle Ride in Indianapolis during the weekend in June.
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