MOUNT VERNON — Fire and Iron, the Firefighters Motorcycle Club, is sponsoring a charity poker run this Saturday [June 15] to benefit Knox County Special Olympics. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Honey Buckets in Mount Vernon, with the last bike out around noon.
A poker run is an event in which the participants draw a card at each of the checkpoints; the winner is the person with the best poker hand at the end of the run.
From Honey Buckets, the riders will travel to Pioneer Restaurant and Lounge in Utica, proceed to Vs Sports Bar and Grill in Johnstown, visit Firehouse Tavern in Sunbury, ride on to Boondocks in Fulton then return to Honey Buckets.
Winning hands will receive a percentage of the proceeds. There will also be door prizes and raffles.
Organizer Dana Phillips said Fire and Iron, an international motorcycle club, does a lot of charity events throughout the country. Last year they did one for the North Fork school district, he said, and this year local club members unanimously decided to host a run for Knox County Special Olympics. Phillips said he hopes to raise at least $1,000 for Special Olympics, if not “a couple thousand.”
Individuals who aren’t motorcyclists but want to donate to the cause may stop at Honey Buckets or any of the other checkpoints the day of the poker run or contact Phillips at 627-6562. Paypal, major credit cards, cash or checks will be accepted.
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