S.A.F.E. Poker Run

October 18, 2006 - Annual S.A.F.E. Poker Run benefits victims of domestic abuse

The Fifth Annual S.A.F.E. Charity Poker Run was recently held in Blairsville, Georgia to raise money for S.A.F.E. programs and victims of domestic abuse. The event attracted close to a hundred motorcycle riders.

S.A.F.E. President John Kniess, Director Kathie Hollis, and organizer Jay Crowder were on hand to give out information and educate the public about S.A.F.E. programs. They welcomed everyone to the Union County event.

The beautiful fall weather was an added bonus as riders followed a course designed with five stops along the way. At each stop, riders drew a card to add to their "poker" hand. The best hand at the end of the day belonged to Sherry Kirby with four aces! She went home with a nice 20" TV.

The Poker Run began and ended at the Blairsville Campus of NGTC where there were other activities throughout the day. Tim the Magician was a huge hit with the kids. He entertained young and old with magic and card tricks. This year's event was designed to promote family activities and to provide quality time for children and their parents. It was definitely a success.