First Annual MarineParents.com Miles City Poker Run
We are proud to announce that the first annual MarineParents.com Miles City Poker Run raised $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com!
The poker run, which took place on Saturday, July 9 in Miles City, Montana, was organized by Marine Parents volunteer Brandy Leischner and her husband, Aaron, whose oldest child is their Marine.
To drum up interest in the run, Brandy and Aaron hung flyers advertising the event at local businesses and restaurants in Miles City and the event was advertised in our official Marine Family Montana Facebook Group.
Registration, which cost $10, began at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the event and the run began at 11:00 a.m. Participants had to have their cards turned in by 4:00 p.m. so awards could be handed out at 5:00 p.m. 100% of the registration proceeds went to the outreach programs of MarineParents.com.
The run included both motorcycle riders and classic car enthusiasts, and consisted of numerous stops along the approximately 180 mile route. At each stop, participants received a card with the goal of forming the best poker hand possible at the end of the run.
Following the run's conclusion, it was awards time! Awards were given for the best poker hand, the longest beard, the most patriotic clothing, and the oldest car. Winners of these categories received prizes such as gift certificates to the EGA Shop, Red Friday gear, USMC drinkware, wristbands, patches, and more!