VFW auxiliary’s poker run benefits Warrior Foundation

By Bill Tamburrino

Approximately 85 people participated in the Men’s Auxiliary of Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783’s first Poker Run for The Warrior Foundation and the auxiliary’s Veteran Relief Fund on Saturday.

The mission of The Warrior Foundation is to help wounded and disabled servicemen and women.

More than 55 motorcyclists, a few hot rods and a dune buggy take off from VFW Post 3783 in Ramona on a Poker Run to raise funds for the Warrior Foundation and the VFW Men's Auxiliary. Photo/Doug Scholl

The morning started with coffee and a breakfast at the post.

Participants started the run after Joe Vainharrison, chaplain of the Poway VFW Post, gave an emotional benediction. The participants then rode their motorcycles or classic automobiles to five locations (VFW Posts in Poway, Vista and San Marcos, Biggs Harley Davidson in San Marcos and Hooters Restaurant in Rancho Bernardo). At each location the participants received a card for their poker hand. They then returned to Ramona to see who was dealt the winning hand.

The event raised approximately $4,000 that will be shared by the Warrior Foundation and the auxiliary’s Veteran Relief Fund.

Fred Rivera, who is in the Air Force, rode on this motorcycle from Arizona to participate in the Ramona VFW Men’s Auxiliary poker run on Saturday. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

In addition to the poker run, the day featured a silent auction, an opportunity drawing and an outdoor open-pit beef barbecue dinner with entertainment from Rock Chyld.

Participating were more than 55 motorcyclists, some hot rods and a dune buggy.

Mark Mark was in charge of the event and the only complaint was that it ended so soon and it will be another year until the second annual poker run.

Related posts:

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  2. VFW Poker Run, Aug. 13
  3. VFW Poker Run on Saturday
  4. Poker Ride benefits equestrian groups, local projects
  5. San Diego Foundation to unveil plans for Ramona Foundation at chamber banquet

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1 Comment for “VFW auxiliary’s poker run benefits Warrior Foundation”

  1. Fred

    Right on Mark!!!

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