POSTED: July 19, 2008
MAYVILLE - Engines rumbling, the smell of hot dogs on the grill and a picturesque setting on Chautauqua Lake will be the scene of the Hospice Poker Run and Raffle Fund-raiser today. The fun-filled activities start at 10 a.m. in the Lakeside Park.
"This community-wide event attracts people from all walks of life and is a major fund-raiser for Hospice Chautauqua County," said Hospice CEO Ron Sellers. "More than 300 riders from all over the country have registered for the 100 mile ride and we are still receiving registrations."
Proceeds from the Poker Run and Raffle will benefit the programs and services of Hospice Chautauqua County. Hospice services are designed to address the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of both the Hospice patient and the patient's families and loved ones.
Musical entertainment provided by Sean Patrick McGraw. The day commences with the 4 p.m. drawing for the grand prize of a 2008 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Motorcycle of $15,000 in cash.
Riders will start their day with a continental breakfast before gearing up for their ride down the open roads in the towns and villages of Chautauqua County. At the end of their ride, participants will enjoy a picnic lunch, entertainment, a variety of prizes and will receive a raffle ticket for additional prizes.
Raffle tickets for the grand prize are still available for purchase and will be available at the park today. The Poker Run is still open to motorcyclists interested in participating with registration at the Lakeside Park today at 9 a.m. For more information on the event or on making a donation to Hospice, call the Hospice office at 753-5383