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Poker run for charity

A poker run event is scheduled for Saturday to help raise money for Riley's Children's Hospital.

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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