500 bikers join 11th annual poker run

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - More than 500 motorcyclists took part in the 11th annual Poker Run, which was hosted by the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.  

The money raised goes to help children who live in Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes.

The Poker Run started Sunday morning at Napa Auto Parts on Eisenhower Drive. Bikers made stops in Effingham County, the Savannah Harley Davidson dealership and ended at the Chatham County Sheriff's Office complex.

More than 250 door prizes were donated to the Sheriff's Office for the riders by local businesses.

"It is great to see the community come to together on a beautiful day to ride for such a great cause.  All the money raised goes to help children in need," said Sheriff Al St Lawrence in a statement.

The children living in the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes were often neglected or abused or they have parents who are incarcerated.

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office has raised more than $300,000 for those children and provided them with back to school items, camping equipment, Christmas gifts and much more.

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