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Riding for a cause

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) Riding for a cause, dozens of jeeps hit the road on Saturday to raise awareness and money for suicide prevention.

“We’re in our first year as a club,” said President, Cody Cordle, “We like to do things in the community and give back to the community.”

Over 50 jeeps from clubs all over the two Virginias gathered at Richlands High School to participate in a Poker Run.

At $15 a player, riders compete for the best poker hand. There were a total of five stops along the route and each player drew a card at every stop. At the end of the run, the player with the best hand according to poker rules, wins 20% of the total amount collected.

Seventy percent of the total collected amount will be given to the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sheriff Hieatt, “The jeep club came and spoke to us and told us they would like to do a poker run today and wanted to help us out with something that we might see as a need in our county. One thing we see as a need is help with suicide prevention.”

The remaining 10% goes to the jeep club with the most members in attendance.

For Doug Myers, an NRV Jeep Club member from Christiansburg, supporting each other in the jeep community is like a lifestyle… and it definitely beats going to work.

Over $1,000 was raised for suicide prevention.

Rachel Anderson

Multimedia Journalist

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