The Sac and Fox Nation Police Department and the Roughnecks Riders Club have announced they will sponsor a poker run to benefit Safe Haven Children’s Project.
The poker run is planned for May 24, starting at the Sac and Fox Casino in Shawnee. The first bike is scheduled to leave at 10 a.m. with the last bike leaving at 4 p.m. The last stop will be the Heartland Amphitheater where the Iron Horse Band will perform beginning at 5 p.m. until that 9 p.m. Price for the Safe Haven Poker Run pre-registration is $20 for the driver and $5 for passenger and includes poker run (high hand $250 and low hand $100), $5 in free slot play, free meal ticket and band performance.
The public is welcome to attend the Iron Horse Band’s performance, Sac and Fox officials said. Admission is free and donations are accepted.
“Due to budget cuts, the federally funded Safe Haven Children’s Project has been feeling the crunch and we want to ensure these children have a safe, healthy environment and the same opportunities as other children for the future,” said Sgt. Ken Ticknor, of the Sac and Fox Police Department and a Roughneck member.
“If the federal government can’t afford to fund the children’s program, we don’t mind rolling up our sleeves and helping out,” Ticknor    said. “Even if you don’t ride a motorcycle, come out and enjoy the band’s performance or buy a T-shirt. Remember it’s for the kids.”
The Sac and Fox Nation’s Shawnee Casino is at 42008 Westech Road (exit 186 on I-40, north ¼ mile) in Shawnee. For more information on the poker run, the public may call 405-473-8968 or register online at roughnecksmcok.com.