By SHERI GASSAWAY
Wentzville, MO – UAW Local 2250 will hold its 13th annual Support Our Soldiers (S.O.S.) Poker Run Sunday, Sept. 23 to benefit the CHAMP Assistance Dog program for veterans.
Ron Lane, chairman of Local 2250’s Veterans Committee, said many of his union’s members are veterans, and some are on active duty or in the Reserves or National Guard. He said the CHAMP service dogs can help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or other physical disabilities.
“CHAMP service dogs are raised, trained and placed with veterans in the St. Louis area as well as other people in need,” Lane said. “The dogs can help veterans boost self-esteem and become more independent inside their homes and in the community.”
STOPS AND ACTIVITIES
Stops will include the VFW Hall in Elsberry, Playoffs in Winfield and One More Shot in Troy. The event will end back at the UAW 2250 Hall at 3 p.m. and will include first-, second- and third-place cash awards, attendance prizes, 50/50 raffles and a silent auction.
Food and drinks will be provided as well as live music by Platinum Rock Legends. The event will also feature the CHAMP service dogs and other vendors including, Harley Davidson, a cupcake truck, an embroidery booth and the Shriner go karts.
Registration for the event is from 9 to 11 a.m. at the 2250 Union Hall at 1395 E. Pearce Blvd. in Wentzville. The cost is $15 for the first poker hand per person and $5 for each additional hand per person.
You can pre-register for $10 until Sept. 20. To preregister or to make a contribution, make checks payable to UAW Local 2250 and mail to UAW Local 2250, 1395 E. Pearce Blvd., Wentzville, MO 63385. Please write S.O.S. in the memo line.
All cars and bikes are welcome.
For more information, contact Lane at 314-566-5514 or James Vaughn at 636-459-0365.