D.A.D veterans motorbiking event returns Saturday

Published 11:22 am Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Defending America’s Defenders, Inc. will hold its 14th Annual Poker Run, a motorbiking event benefiting the area’s veterans this Saturday.

Participants will start at Iron Cross Motorcycle Club at 2516 Upper Big Springs Road, where registration will begin at 9 a.m. Participants should leave Iron Cross MC by 11 a.m. to be on time for festivities at Whitetail Pub, located at 5309 Roanoke Road. The event will cost $20 per bike, which will also cover the cost of lunch.  Each additional passenger has to pay $5.

D.A.D president Marc Kamerad said rising fuel prices will hardly deter riders this year.

“They are pretty adamant riders, so they dig pretty deep in their pockets to make it to the event,” Kamerad said.

The event additionally includes an auction and raffle items for participants to bid on. Last year, D.A.D raised just over $7,000 from the event and are hoping to meet this goal again, if not bring in more.

“This day and time, the veterans really need our help,” Kamerad said. “The cost of everything is going up, but their base pay pretty much stays the same, so anything we can help them with to overcome the difference, it will help them out.”

To learn more about D.A.D, call (706) 333-8736 or visit its Facebook page.