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Out & About: Great events for amazing causes

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

DAV’s 4th Annual Poker Run

DAV stands for Disabled American Veterans. My gratitude goes out to our amazing local chapters for their quiet efforts and programs that continue to provide for our disabled veterans of war. The Reno and Carson City chapters will host their 4th annual Poker Run April 9. Grab your leathers, start your American-made Harleys and head out to this event. A big thank you to all the past riders who have helped raise $10,000 for veterans services, including the DAV vans that provide free-of-charge transportation to veterans to get to the local VA Medical Center for appointments.

WHO: DAV – Disabled American Veterans

WHEN: Registration

9 a.m.-noon April 9 at Reno Harley Davidson. Pre-registration until March 31.

WHAT: Poker Run

WHERE: Reno Harley Davidson, 2315 Market St., Reno, off of Highway 395

COST: Pre-registration by March 31 is $25 per biker and $15 per rider. Day of registration is $30 per biker, $20 for rider; checks/money orders only.

WEB: http://www.davmember sportal.org/chapters/nv/01/default.aspx (to download registration form)

CONTACT: Riders can contact Fred Wagar at 857-9005 or Katherine Baran 434-8328; e-mail to nv01mail@davfrat.org or go to http://www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/nv/

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Local Chapters of DAV #1, Reno and #7,Carson City

10th Annual Life Cycle Ride

I am simply in awe of Dove Zugarramurdi. I can’t fathom ever trying to make this ride. Dove got another “wow” when I learned she is 65 years young and is headed out on this trek because she is committed to bringing awareness to the AIDS pandemic. I think driving the 545 miles is phenomenal but to ride a bike sounds intimating. I realize however that Dove Zugarramurdi doesn’t understand the word, “can’t.” She needs help in raising funds so I have included the website to help her help others.

WHAT: 10th Anniversary Ride to End AIDS – The Experience of a Lifetime

WHEN: June 5-11

WHERE: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, King City, Paso Robles, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Ventura and finally Los Angeles; 545 miles of hard terrain.

WEBSITE: http://www.aidslifecycle.org. Select” Find a participant” and put Dove Z then push “Donate to support Dove”

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: HIV/AIDS medical care, re-search, innovative programs, counseling and housing.

SAFE GRAD EVENTS

Saturday, take a spin in a new 2011 Ford vehicle for “Drive One 4 Ur School.” For each vehicle taken for test drive, Tim Milligan at Capital Ford will give $20 to help assist the fundraising effort for the annual Carson High School Safe Grad Night.

And, April 9 is the Safe and Sober 5K. You can register online for this event of live music, sponsor booths and contests.

WHO: Capital Ford at Carson High School

WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

WHAT: Drive One 4 Ur School fundraiser

WHERE: Carson High North Parking lot.

WHO: Safe and Sober 5K run/walk

WHEN: 7 a.m. April 9; Packet pick up 5-9 p.m. April 8 at CV Sports, 911 Topsy Lane.

WHAT: Runners, walkers, strollers, etc.

WHERE: Starts/ends at the corner of 3rd and Curry streets

WEB: http://www.race360.com or http://www.ccrunners.com/ safe-and-sober-5k.html.

CONTACT: CV Sports at 267-9699

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Carson High Safe and Sober Graduation

NEXT WEEK: CTRH -All aboard the V& T Wine Train, and Carson Soroptimist “Champagne & Shoes.”

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net,