Results of the 2013 Poker Run.
June 21 and 22, 2013
For the 2-day 2013 Veterans Guest H♥use Poker Run Event, which was held June 21st and 22nd, we had over 350 visitors and participants in Fernley. These included those who took part in the Poker Run and the BBQ/Kick Off Dance, the night before. Though most of the participants were from Nevada and eastern California, there were several visitors from as far away as Southern California. The out-of-state visitor count was up from last year and we hope to make it even a bigger number in next year's Veterans Guest H♥use Poker Run Weekend.
We raised $9000 for the Veterans Guest House which will be presented to Noreen and the Guest House during their yearly "Thank You BBQ" to be held in September.
We would like to thank all of the sponsors who so generously gave to make the event a success. Although too numerous to mention, a very sincere Thank You goes out to the Silverado Casino, for their unending support and backing, we couldn't make this event happen without you!
We cannot say enough about the wonderful financial support we received from Wal-Mart.
Another big supporter was Lowes Home Improvement. Without their help we wouldn't have had a stage! They stepped up with lumber and supplies when the stage we had counted on was demolished in a traffic accident.
Also, a big Thank You goes to the Atlantis Hotel Spa and Casino in Reno for their generosity.
We can't forget the City of Fernley Convention and Tourism Authority for their help and financial support.
And, lastly, we would like to offer a BIG Thank You to all of the other local businesses, who so generously donated prizes for the drawings. We couldn't have done it without all of you!
Last, but certainly not least, a big, big Thank You to all of the Volunteers who helped to make the event a success. You know who you are and we know that each of you gave your time and effort from your hearts. Each of us knows that our blood, sweat and tears is appreciated by the Veterans Guest House in Reno and already a lot of those Volunteers have asked to be on the list for next year's Event! Thank you again to all of you from all of us in the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition.
Plans are already in the making for the 2014 Veterans Guest H♥use Poker Run Weekend , so check back in the near future to see what is happening. It will be bigger and better than ever.
As you can see, from the above countdown, we are already working on next year's event. See you there!
The Northern Nevada Veteran's Coalition (NNVC), is based in Fernley, Nevada.
We are a group of Veterans, whose main focus is to provide military style funeral services to any
and all Veterans interred at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, regardless of rank or time in service.
We also conduct fund-raising events with and for Veteran-based organizations: such as the Reno Veterans Guest House.
2013 marks the 3rd year of this ever-growing event, and once again, we are proud to stand up with our sponsors and the
entire West Coast community of motorcycle enthusiasts, to break last year's record donation to the Veterans Guest House.