There were about 167 motorcycles and 200 participants in the 16th annual Lexi Sabatino Poker Run Saturday, raising a lot of money for a local baby fighting a rare heart condition.
It’s hosted each year by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Eagles Riders Club and Eagles Auxiliary and President Bobby Cook says they raised $9,700 for 11-month old Axl James Wilson, who is diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a rare congenital heart defect that only happens to 1 in 100 live births.
Cook says it was a great day with a great turnout and he’s thankful there were no accidents or injuries associated with the ride.
They also brought in $200 for the Christian County Sheriff’s Department K9 section and Cook says they’ll host a breakfast at their building Saturday, August 11 from 8 until 10:30 a.m. to raise additional funds for that cause. He says the department can use the money for safety equipment, training or anything else the K9 units need.