By NATHAN HOWELL | Workers Author
PELHAM – Down for the Trip, a Down Syndrome charity fundraising group, will host their annual Poker Run on April 17.
DFTR was based by Amy and Scott Lamoreaux, as a strategy to give again and fundraise for various Down Syndrome associated charities. The Poker Run will mix a love of bikes and poker to fundraise for these teams.
“DFTR is my household’s charity that we use to host occasions and lift cash. The title got here out of our love for our little boy who has Down Syndrome,” Amy mentioned. “We began it as a strategy to give again and fundraise for charities that assist assets for Down Syndrome.”
The couple are each avid Harley-Davidson bike riders, and needed to make use of the love that they’ve and the connections they’ve made with different riders to assist assist this trigger.
Registration for the occasion will start at 10 a.m. at Coronary heart of Dixie Harley Davidson and is $25 for a single rider and $15 for a passenger. For an additional hand of poker, there’s a $10 cost for every hand.
“As soon as we get everybody registered we are going to hand out maps with stops at a number of the totally different native companies,” Amy mentioned. “You’ll have numerous time to hit the stops, and you’re going to get to benefit from the contemporary air whereas driving round.”
Arms of poker can be performed all through the journey with winner taking half of the pot and the remaining going to charity.
The occasion can even function stay music, a silent public sale and meals vans.
There can even be an afterparty when the journey ends at Dangerous Boy Toyz in Jemison.
Amy mentioned that anybody was welcome to return out and take part even when they don’t personal a bike. She additionally mentioned that the journey could be household pleasant, so youngsters are greater than welcome to attend the occasion.
Cash raised by means of the group’s efforts assist teams similar to Angel Warriors Basis and Down Syndrome Alabama, who present assets and help households and family members of individuals with Down Syndrome.
Extra details about the Poker Run may be discovered on Down for the Trip’s Fb web page.