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Poker run, barbecue will benefit deputy’s daughter

by F.T. Norton
BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal Diana Cranston, owner of D.C. Motorsports, says that raising a family of eight children and the financial burden it can be is one of the reasons she decided to donate this motorbike to the Hailey Morton Fund.

A fund-raiser July 18 will help raise money for a Carson City deputy’s daughter who is undergoing open-heart surgery this month.

Signups for a poker run and barbecue to benefit Hailey Morton begin in the Carson City Harley-Davidson parking lot at 9 a.m. and go until 11 a.m.

The cost is $15 per driver and $25 for couples. It includes the ride fee, poker hand and lunch. An extra hand can be purchased for $5.

The run will take riders to the Carson City Bully’s, Michael’s Cycle in Reno on South Virginia Street, Bully’s on the Mount Rose Highway, The Biltmore in Incline Village and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. It ends at Howwlin Good Barbeque at 1701 N. Carson St. at about 3 p.m. Riders will collect a card at each location. The winner will receive a prize to be announced.

An all-day car wash will also be taking place in the Kragens parking lot for donations.

Hailey Morton, 10, will have surgery July 20 to repair a heart valve. She and her identical twin sister, Alyssa, were both born with the condition. Hailey’s has progressed to where she needs to have it corrected or risk dying.

Raffle tickets for a Whizzer motorbike donated by D.C. Motorsports are being sold for $5. The 24-inch Whizzer Panther Motorbike gets 120 miles per gallon and is worth $1,100.

Tickets can be bought at the front counter of the Sheriff’s Department, 901 East Musser St.; or at D.C. Motorsports, 1501 E. Fifth St.

The drawing for the motorbike will be 10 a.m. Aug. 14 on the front steps of the Sheriff’s Department.

Contact F.T. Norton at or 881-1213.