Elks Riders donation

Arizona City Fire Department Engineer Bill Brown, from left, Capt. Joseph Ortega, Firefighter Chase Evans and Exalted Ruler Chris Repass stand near a donated smoker following a recent Elks Riders poker run.

CASA GRANDE — More than 42 motorcycles and riders took part in the Casa Grande Valley Elks Riders’ First Responder Poker Run on Saturday.

The ride included stops in Coolidge, Oracle Junction, Eloy and back to the lodge in Casa Grande. Raffles and auctions were held after lunch was served.

Lowe’s donated a smoker to be auctioned off and the winner of the auction donated the smoker to the firefighters of the Arizona City Fire Department.

Funds raised by the Elks Riders will be donated to the Arizona 100 Club, which assists the families of first responders whose lives are lost while on duty.

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Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at mstaude@pinalcentral.com.

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