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BC Boys & Girls Club's First Poker Run

The Boys and Girls Club of Morgantown held its First Annual Poker Run on Saturday, June 23rd.  A great turn out of riders met at the city park to check in for the 70 mile scenic ride. Proceeds from the Poker Run will be used to help local children attend summer camp.

Those in attendance were very passionate about the cause.  According to Debra Hall, Club Director, “The community has really come together, and I believe they are coming to understand that the Boys and Girls Club is a valuable place to send their children, whether they have a lot of money or no money.”  Hall has been working with the club for the past year and has been pleased with the progress throughout the year. She is very proud of the staff members who have donated their time to helping the kids in Morgantown.  She mentioned that the club is more beneficial to children than most know, as there are many scholarships available through the club.

Many local businesses such as Cash Express, Angela’s Hair Salon, Sonic, and Bike Force donated prizes to benefit the event.  Cotton Embry, Darrell Deweese, and the owners of Up In Smoke donated food to feed the riders at the end of the ride.

The riders made various stops throughout the county to draw cards for their poker hands before ending the ride at the Dusty Boot to play their final hands.  Prizes were awarded for the 50/50 best and worst hands.  Winner of the best hand was Christy Sammons, and Brent Askins was the winner of the worst hand.  Both donated their cash award back to the Boys and Girls Club.  Lynn Gregory won the Kindle Fire donated by Bike Force.


Story and photos by Carissa Poston, Beech Tree News


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