An area group makes use of poker to lift cash for veterans

FORT MYERS, Florida – The sound of poker chips clicking and cards shuffling filled the private room at CB2 in Fort Myers, but it wasn’t your average poker tournament. This poker tournament was about raising money for veterans.

“If they are giving their lives for the United States, let us give them something for their service,” said Denise Wood, event planner for Invest in America’s Veterans Foundation-Florida.

Invest in America’s Veterans Foundation-Florida has partnered with House of Cards and Games to host a poker tournament.

The organization provides benefits, educational and career advice to veterans.

“You help them with whatever is due to them from the government, then we try to fill in the gaps with other organizations,” said Wood.

IAVF President Taz Gehling hoped that the event would make IAVF known. He wants other veterans to know they have help.

“The other part is letting the people in the churches know we are here. This is us. That’s what we do, “he said.

Steven Martin, co-owner of HOCG, knew the importance of giving back. He oversees numerous charity events.

“If we can help and do our part and give a little back to the community, why not,” said Martin.

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Poker run generates cash for American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Drivers are preparing for Saturday’s Poker Run and Legacy Run to benefit from the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. Chuck samples / KVOE News.

Emporas American Legion Post 5 held a special fundraiser for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship on Saturday.

This needs-based scholarship, designed for the children of U.S. military service providers who have either died while on active duty or have a disability of at least 50 percent, earned approximately $ 500.

The Legion had a fundraising cookie and sauce breakfast before the Poker Run and Legacy Run started at 10:30 am. Herb Burris, a rider from Emporia, told KVOE why he was riding.

The trip included stops in Williamsburg, Scranton, Harveyville, and Americus before returning to the Legion for a “burger burn,” awards, and prize draws.

Over 40 American Legion Riders from across Kansas were also in town to raise funds and awareness for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship.

Poker Run to boost cash for civilian and Veteran teams

TUPELO, miss. (WTVA) – On Saturday, a group of motorcyclists took the time to do what they love and raised money for civil and veteran groups.

“It’s fun, I enjoy it,” said biker Jeffrey Taylor. “It’s a lot of fun getting out of there with everyone.”

Jeffrey Taylor was preparing to hit the road on his bike, but this time it wasn’t for fun, it was for a good cause.

“To donate to a good cause for something you love,” said Taylor. “How can you ask for anything better?”

The Cav VFW hosted a poker run. It’s a game of poker, but on wheels. The event is a fundraiser for groups of veterans who wish to work with families of military personnel serving abroad.

The event is usually known for cyclists, but —

“You don’t have to be on a bike to support the cause,” said biker Mike Winter.

Mike Winter served on a tour in Vietnam. On Saturday he arrived in his Slingshot car to support the cause as well.

“Whenever the VFW does something, we try to support them,” said Winter. “Because the money goes straight back to the community through the veterans.”

The event was the first ever fundraiser by the Cav VFW and over 20 drivers participated.

Poker Run to boost cash for Middle for Human Companies

By Ryan Sheehan,

Posted on 4/24/21

The third annual Poker Run will take place on May 1st to raise funds for the Center for Human Services.

“All bikes are welcome,” said Susan Mergen, CHS development director. “Motorcycles,…

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