"Ride for the Residents Motorcycle Poker Run" in Ogdensburg to include Residents Cup award Aug. 24
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 11:25 am

OGDENSBURG -- Motorcycle enthusiast and RiverLedge resident Eugene A. Jones will present the Residents’ Cup to the owner of his favorite motorcycle at the third annual "Ride for the Residents Motorcycle Poker Run" on Aug. 24.

“I used to ride a 1949 Harley Davidson Model 61,” Jones said. “It had a hand shift, suicide clutch and a kick start.”

The rain or shine event will begin at 9 a.m. at the RiverLedge Campus at 8101 State Highway 68, Ogdensburg, with kickstands up at 10 a.m.

Cost is $20 for the rider and $20 for the passenger and includes the ride, poker hand, an event T-shirt and a barbecue chicken dinner.

Participants may register the day of the event, however, T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register.

A dinner will also be held at the Freight House in Ogdensburg at 4:30 p.m.

Cost for dinner only is $15 per person. Pre-registration is appreciated.

“The Ride for the Residents Motorcycle Poker is not just a fundraiser, it also serves as a social event for the residents,” Lori A. Smithers said, Development Director.

“We encourage residents from each facility to come outside, take a look at the bikes, and engage in conversations with the drivers and riders.”

The ride will start at the RiverLedge Campus in Ogdensburg and make stops at St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena,

The United Helpers Maplewood Campus in Canton, Amvets in Heuvelton and end at The Freight House in Ogdensburg.

Hotdogs and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at the Maplewood Campus for a small donation.

Activities for the day include 50/50 raffles and prizes from many local area businesses including a chance to win $1,500 in cash; a home security system, donated by Alltech Integrations Corp; a weekend getaway with camp, boat, and wine tasting, donated by Davis Country Cabins; and an Uncle Sam Boat Tour for two with dinner.

“Whether you ride, attend the dinner, or contribute through a donation, you can be part of a tremendous event that enhances the lives of those in your community,” Smithers said.

For more information or to register for the event visit the United Helpers website at www.unitedhelpers.org/event or call 393-3074 ext. 4271.

All proceeds will benefit the United Helpers residents’ activities fund.