LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Take a gamble on a good cause by participating in the Lindsey Callaway Benefit Poker Run. The benefit, geared for motorcyclists and sponsored by the Lubbock Elks Lodge #1348, is set for Saturday, June 12.
Money raised from the event will directly benefit the Covenant Children's Hospital. Since 2001, Rick and Tracy Callaway have donated more than $100,000 worth of toys to the children's hospital in honor of Lindsey Callaway. Lindsey, a former patient at Covenant, lost her battle with cancer in 2001 at the age of 16.
After her death, Lindsey's family and friends talked about the countless hours she had spent in the hospital and what could be done to make the stay for children and their families less "hospital-like."
In 2001, Lindsey's family and friends began collecting toys from the community of Dexter, N.M. to be given to comfort children during their hospital stay. In eight years time, the Lindsey Callaway Memorial Toy Drive has donated more than $100,000 in toys, learning devices, TVs and clothing to the Covenant Women's and Children's Hospital.
In 2008, the playroom on the third floor of Women's and Children's was named "Lindsey's Room" in honor of her.
In order to participate in the poker run, you must register between 9 – 10 a.m. on June 12 at the Lubbock Elks Lodge (3409 Milwaukee). Once registered, participants will receive a map that will include four stops on a 65-mile route.
At each stop, the participant will pick one card out of a deck. Upon their return to the lodge, the participant is required to throw a dart at a board of cards. Wherever the dart lands, determines the participants' hand.
Whoever has the best hand wins. Cash prizes will be given for first, second and third place. The cost to participate is $25 per rider or $40 per pair. For more information about the poker run, call (806) 792-4821 after 4 p.m.
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