Doghouse Social Club poker run to bring smiles
YOU only need to see the wide grins taped to the wall of the Doghouse Social Club to know the impact the club’s annual poker runs have had.
Doghouse Social Club member Ned French, of Burnie, is keeping his cards close to his chest on the mystery destinations for the Make-A-Wish Poker Run. Picture: Meg Windram.
For nine years, the social club has raised money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and provided many children the rush riding a motorcycle can give.
Club member Ned French pensively looked on at the photos and articles of the children the group had helped so far and said “They just needed a bit of help in life”.
Mr French said the members of the Doghouse Social Club were close friends with the ladies of the Burnie branch Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is how they came to help out.
“They do a lot, so we thought we would help them,” Mr French said.
“They are helping children live their dreams.”
The poker run is a full day and involves collecting a complete poker hand.
Teams will travel about 250km and make a few stops.
At each stop participants will collect a card for their hand and break for refreshments.
When asked the route of the poker run, Mr French preferred to keep his cards close to his chest and said it was different each year.
“It takes the fun out of it if people know where they’re going,” Mr French said.
“Once you have the last card, you will have your playing hand.”
At the end of the day, the best hand receives $300, the worst hand receives $100, there will also be mystery prizes, dinner and an auction back at the Doghouse Social Club, off Abbott Street, Upper Burnie.
“Last year we had more than 200 players and we vp+1raised $13,500 for the kids,” vp+1Mr French said.
You can register for the event from 9.30am on February 22 at the Burnie Yacht Club.
Teams will be leaving Burnie at 11am.
The poker run costs $15 to play a hand.
“If you want to play 10 hands you can,” Mr French said.
Following the poker run, there will be a dinner, at a cost of $10 per person.
Abbey Road will provide country-rock style music to accompany dinner.
Any form of vehicle is welcome on the poker run.
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