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Poker run for Wounded Warriors

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

The Lake Anna Riders motorcycle club is holding a poker run to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project on Saturday, July 25.

“A lot of the guys we ride with are veterans,” LAR President Sam Reedy said. “So, it’s a cause that’s dear to a lot of us. It seemed like the right thing to do”

A poker run is a checkpoint rally where riders draw one playing card at each of five locations, and as in poker, whoever has the best hand at the end of the run wins.

This Saturday’s 97-mile run will start in Louisa and continue to Cismont Market and Deli, then Sheetz in Orange, Edward’s General Store in Rhoadesville and Lakeview Restaurant to end.

“I even found some roads that I didn’t know were out there,” Reedy said.

The Wounded Warrior Project works to support veterans of war who now suffer from physical or mental disabilities, as well as fosters educational and job-training support.

Additionally, WWP works through state chapters, so all funds from this event go to veterans in Virginia.

“We always try to do something that will help people in our backyard,” Reedy said.

Registration for the event is $10 and starts at 9 a.m. on the day of the event at Smokin’ Eddie’s Barbecue, 213 W. Main Street, Louisa.

Prizes will be awarded for first through third place as well as worst hand. A 50/50 raffle for a buck hunting knife will also be held.

The ride will commence rain or shine, and cars are welcome to  participate in the run as well.

Contact LAR President Sam Reedy at (301) 807-9305  with any questions about the ride.

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