Louisiana Marine Corps League to hold poker run
By Bob Garcia
For the 18th year, the Marine Corps League of St. Mary, Louisiana is making preparations for its annual Motorcycle Poker Run. The event will be held on October 20 and early registration is now open. Funds from the event, as well as from the after-run festivities, will go for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program.
The cost for each bike is $20, plus $15 for each rider. In addition, participants need to provide a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. Those who register by October 15 will receive a poker run T-shirt as a bonus gift. All participants will receive café au lait and beignets, courtesy of Daiquiris & Company.
The ride kicks off at Daiquiris & Company on La. 182 in Morgan City and the last bike needs to be out by 9 AM. Riders will complete the run and return to Daiquiris & Company, with the last bike returning by 1 PM. Walk-in registration the morning of the run will be available from 7-9 AM.
The worst hand will receive $25, third place – $75, second place – $100 and $200 will go to the winner. All participants must be 18 years old or older.
Following the poker run, the group will hold a barbecue fundraiser at Daiquiris & Company from 10:30 AM to 2 PM. Lunch plates, which include pulled pork, chicken, sausage, dressing, barbecued beans and coleslaw, are available for $8.