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Muskogee Motorcycle Poker Run to Help Children
By Tourism Industry Partner
Muskogee OK – The Bedouin Shrine Temple in Muskogee, Oklahoma will host its fifth annual “Outlaws and Lawmen Okie from Muskogee” Poker Run on Saturday, May 14th beginning at 9:00 at the Three Forks Harbor in Muskogee. The Poker Run will cover a 90-mile route beginning in Muskogee, and will continue through Vian, Gore, Cookson, Tahlequah, and Wagoner. Proceeds from this much-anticipated event will benefit the Bedouin Shriner’s Hospital Patient Transportation Fund, which allows the Shriners to help children with serious health needs.
Motorcyclists and vintage car clubs are invited to explore some of Oklahoma’s best-known outlaw trails among the beautiful Cookson hills. Final check-in for the day will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Three Forks Harbor, where winners will be announced.
The “Outlaws and Lawmen” Poker Run is open to anyone over the age of 18. The cost per hand is $25 for the first hand, and $10 for all additional hands. The first place winning prize will be $2,500, with other prizes going to hard luck hands and clubs with the most members in attendance. Pre-registration includes a chance to win $2,500 in a drawing. Commemorative t-shirts of the event are available for purchase.
“This Poker Run brings people from all over the state. We have everything a biker wants right here in Muskogee, beautiful scenic drives, great places to eat and shop, and fun things to do”, said Treasure McKenzie, Vice President of Tourism and Marketing for the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sponsors for the “Outlaws and Lawmen” Poker Run include the Bedouin Shrine Temple, Corporate to Casual Screen Printing, the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Muscogee Creek Nation Casino, Sprocket, Cherokee Casino, C&L RV Center, Ken Frazier/Marvin Schmidt Insurance Agency, Bank of Cherokee County, Princess Restaurant, Road, Track & Trail Yamaha and Motor Sports of Muskogee. Contact the Bedouin Shrine Temple at 918.682.2761 for more information, or visit www.outlawsandlawmen.org.