VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
NEWS RELEASE: Poker Run Fundraiser to Benefit National Veterans Golden Age Games
June 11, 2015
Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Will Ackerman, Public Affairs Director
Office: (402) 995-4719 Cell: (402) 332-6780
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OMAHA, Neb. — A poker run to raise funds for the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games is scheduled June 20.The poker run will start at Dillon Brothers Harley Davidson, 3838 N. HWS Cleveland Blvd, Omaha, Neb., at noon.
During the poker run, participants will visit checkpoints, drawing a card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run.
The first motorcycle out will be at noon with the last hand drawn at 6 p.m.
The event culminates with a barbecue pork feed at the KoZee Lounge, 5813 N. 60th St, Omaha. The event includes door prizes, food, and live music.
Registration is from 10 to 11:45 a.m.
All proceeds go to support the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games, which will be held in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 8 – 12. It is being hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System.
About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System is a Joint Commission-accredited, level-1b facility, which consists of a tertiary medical center in Omaha, Neb., a medical center with a community living center in Grand Island, a multispecialty clinic in Lincoln, and six clinics located in Holdrege, North Platte, Norfolk, O’Neill and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa. VA NWIHCS is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23), which serves an estimated veteran population of 161,000 in 101 counties in Nebraska, western Iowa, Kansas and Missouri with an estimated 593,000 annual outpatient visits, and an operating budget of $334 million as of October 2014.