Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Poker run benefits Special Olympics

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Motorcycles lined up at Saturday's Scorchin' Torch Poker Run. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 


NICE – Riders brought out their bikes for a good cause on Saturday, as Lake County Special Olympics hosted the fourth annual Scorchin' Torch Poker Run to benefit its spirited young athletes.


Event coordinator Kristina Navarro reported that 126 riders participated in the 83-mile, five-stop course around the lake, which began in the morning at Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino.


Also on scene were California Highway Patrol Officer Adam Garcia and CHP Commander Lt. Dane Hayward. Hayward was a civilian for the event and a participant in the ride.


Cash prizes and gift certificates were donated by more than two dozen Lake County businesses, Navarro reported.


As a result of the excellent turnout more than $4,500 was raised to help 120 Lake County Special Olympics athletes, according to Navarro.


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The CHP controls traffic as they move onto Highway 20. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

 

 

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CHP Officer Adam Garcia mans the CHP pavilion with two of CHP's best motorcycles. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

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