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Red Cross Greater Erie County Chapter To Host 2013 Red, White and Chrome Poker Run

ERIE, Pa. – This weekend, the local American Red Cross Greater Erie County Chapter will hold its 2013 Red, White and Chrome Poker Run event, offering area residents the opportunity to enjoy a day of motorcycle riding to support the local organization’s humanitarian mission.

The Red, White and Chrome Poker Run event will be held on Sunday, July 14; the ride will kick off from Harley Davidson of Erie, located at 3712 W. 12th St. in Erie.

The event will include a 100-mile ride with stops at New Harvest Restaurant and Pub in North East, Frog Pond at Canadohta Lake, Crossroads Diner in Edinboro, McKean Beverage in McKean and Roadrunners Bar and Grill in Erie. The first bike out will be at 10 a.m., and the last will be at noon. All bikes will be back in at 4:30 p.m.

“Event attendees will be able to enjoy a fun day out on the road while also helping the local Red Cross in its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies,” said Pam Masi, Executive Director of the local Red Cross. “The Red Cross relies on the generosity of the local community to perform its humanitarian work.”

Riders can also purchase poker hands for $10 each at the first stop, Harley Davidson of Erie. At each subsequent stop, riders can draw a card to complete their hands; at the end of the ride, all riders will turn in their hands. The top three hands will win prizes.

Upon returning to Roadrunners Bar and Grill, located at 3702 W. 12th St., at the conclusion of the event, riders will be able to enjoy live music by the band Chrome.

Major event sponsors include H.O.G. Chapter 2293 of Erie, Harley Davidson of Erie, MacDonald Illig, DRS, Northwest Savings Bank and Roadrunners Bar and Grill.

All proceeds will benefit the local disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross. Last year, the Greater Erie County Chapter responded to approximately 52 emergencies and assisted 65 families with their immediate needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

For more information on the organization or the Red, White and Chrome Poker Run event, please contact the local Red Cross at 814-833-0942.

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