The Schonesland Region of the Porsche Club of America has invited us and the local BMW Club to join them on a Charity Poker Run in and around the Des Moines metro area on Saturday, April 9th. It’s a morning through lunch event.
If you’ve not done one before, a Poker Run is a driving tour with a number of stops. At each stop (usually a place of interest to we car-minded folk), each participant draws a card. Before long, everyone’s got a full hand, and at a final meeting place we all show our hands, have lunch, and the holder of the high hand wins a prize.
Participants “buy in” to the event, and proceeds from the event go to charity. In this case, we’ll be supporting the Major Ben Follansbee Pets for Vets Memorial Fund. For more information on this very worthy cause here’s a link.
The Poker Run will begin at 10:00 AM from Bierbaum Electric, 26416 289th Place, Adel, IA. The ending point is Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop in West Glen off Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines and we should roll in there a little after noon. The ‘buy in’ is $10 per participant.
Let’s descend on the Porsche Club en masse! We’ll need to be there before 10:00 AM to sign in, get our wristbands and instructions. So let’s gather at MINI of Des Moines around 8:45 or 9:00 AM and plan to depart by 9:15 AM. Should be a 15-20 minute motor down Hickman to our starting point.
Please RSVP via email or on Facebook so we can give our hosts an estimate of how many to expect. Let’s join the Porsche Club for a fun day of motoring and give our support to this charity helping our Vets. We all know how pets can alter our lives for the better!