Walkin’ Roll Activities League, Inc., a non-profit organization celebrating its 20th anniversary, is hosting their 2nd Annual Poker Run Fundraiser on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Over the past twenty years the League has provided free activities for area children and adults (from 2 years to 60+) with developmental disabilities. Walkin’ Roll’s mission statement “…a league of abilities, not disabilities…” is adhered to with pride because everyone’s a winner while they play ball, dance, bowl or sing in the choir. “Sometimes we take a look at people for face value and we see all the things they can’t do. These guys will absolutely amaze you at what they can do!” stated Sharon Barlow, Walkin’ Roll Program Director. This year’s fundraising goal of $20,000 will provide additional activities, sports equipment, team t-shirts and allow Walkin’ Roll to expand into a new facility. Last year’s fundraiser was so successful Barlow stated, “This was the first time in 20 years we’ve been able take 75 people to a Lenior-Rhyne football game.”
Poker Run registration is 9:30am at Blue Ridge Harley Davidson, Hickory. Purchase one hand for $15 or, three hands for $25. Run ends 3:00pm at American Legion Post #48 Hickory Fair grounds where the Celebration Singers choir will perform at 3:30pm. A fun, family festival is planned and children under 12 are admitted free. Adult’s $15 admission and free hotdog, or hamburger plate. Music by DJ Mark Day, 50/50 drawing, NAWA wrestling, motorcycle and car show, dune buggy rides, ice cream and kettle corn. Texas auctioneer DavidFenoglio will be hosting the live auction.
Duane Gibbs and Sherrill Baxter, Marketing Directors, suggest several ways to help Walkin’ Roll reach its fundraising goal. Poker Runs, Golf Tournaments, or donate directly to Walkin’ Roll Activities League Fund via www.WalkinRoll.org. “My single most inspiring moment has been finding Walkin’ Roll and being able to help these kids.” Gibbs stated.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
2nd Annual Walkin’ Roll Poker Run Fundraiser
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Registration fee: $15 one hand, $25 three hands
Run begins: 9:30am from Blue Ridge Harley Davidson, Hickory
Ends: 3:00pm American Legion Post #48 Hickory Fair grounds
Planned activities: Celebration Singers preform 3:30pm. Guest Auctioneer David Fenoglio. Motorcycle and car show, NAWA wrestling, DJ Mark Day, dune buggy rides and 50/50 drawing.
Admission: Children 12 and under free. Adults $15 (participating in Run serves as admission).
Refreshments: Free hamburgers and hotdogs.
Other: Hit or miss ice cream, cotton candy and kettle corn.
Donate at: www.WalkinRoll.org