Imagine being uprooted from your home and taken to a strange place. You wake up Christmas morning and go to the tree, finding nothing from Santa for you. And you wonder, "What did I do to make Santa forget me?" This is a reality for many children who find themselves living in a domestic violence shelter over the holiday.
A reality we hope to change with your help.
There are numerous events held every Christmas season that benefit children in foster care, low-income families, and children in hospitals. And we applaud them all. Typically, though, pre-school kids are the primary beneficiary with preteens and teens often totally left out. And among the most often forgotten is the group of children living in safe havens that prevent them from fully enjoying the holiday. These kids are already hurting from being exposed to violence in the home and often feel they are the reason for their parents' troubles.
Join us on as we strive to ensure that no child living in one of our area domestic violence shelters is forgotten on Christmas. Our Poker Run is open to all who ride 2, 3, or 4 wheels.
Can't make the event? Then click the link below to donate directly to Bikers C.A.R.E.
All funds raised from October 1, 2021 through December 15, 2021 will be shared equally between the 5 shelters that serve Citrus, Hernando, Sumter, Lake, Pasco and Polk counties.
If you attend the Poker Run, you'll need this app!
We'll be using an app called "The Mischief Maker" to make things easier for everyone. It's simple to use and you can scan the QR code to easily add it to your iPhone or Android device!
Check back for a PDF download on how to use it, coming soon!
Here's all the info you'll need to know!
Times you'll need to know!
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with the first vehicle out at 9:00 a.m.
NOTE: Attendees can start the Poker Run at ANY of the five primary stops and take their time at each one as long as they are at the final stop by 4:00 p.m.
Last bike in at final stop (Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #397 - 17107 US-301, Dade City, FL 33523) at 4:00
Awards and prize drawings at 4:30
Event ends at 6:00
Pasco county - The Solutions Thrift Store - 35535 State Rd 52, Dade City, FL 33525
Polk county - Fun Bike Center Motorsports - 1845 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801
Sumter County - Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 10137 - 6036 Co Rd 618, Bushnell, FL 33513
Citrus county - Lollygaggers - 8370 S Florida Ave, Floral City, FL 34436
Hernando county - Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 10209 - 14736 Edward R Noll Dr, Spring Hill, FL 34609
Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #397 - 17107 US-301, Dade City, FL 33523
Music provided by
The Jakson County Band - on stage from 2 - 6
Second Best Hand
Be ready to bid on any of the great silent raffle baskets provided for by our sponsors! And dig deep for our 50/50!
Your generosity and participation in this event WILL make a difference in a child's life!