Independence Inc. is having its first fundraising event — a motorcycle Poker Run — on Saturday, July 24.
The money will help the nonprofit agency provide advocacy, services and education for people with disabilities in Lawrence and area communities. It serves about 1,000 people annually.
Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Motorcyclists will pick up cards at five places, and the rider with the best hand will win a prize. The stops include Perry Bar & Grill, Helen’s Hilltop in Tonganoxie, Kobi’s Club & Deli in Bonner Springs, and Cecil Monday’s Bar & Grill in Eudora. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and motorcyclists need to start riding by noon.
The Poker Run ends at Set ’em Up Jacks, 1800 E. 23rd St., where a barbecue buffet will be served and the winner will be announced.
If you sign up by today, there is a $5 discount. Otherwise, the cost is $25 per rider and $20 per passenger. The cost includes a T-shirt and buffet.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Meghan Kinley, development director, at 841-0333, ext. 143, or firstname.lastname@example.org.