Poker run helps out United Way

WEIRTON – The air was cool, but the sun was shining for the Weirton United Way’s 10th-annual poker run Saturday.

“It’s perfect weather for riding,” Event Chair Jeff Davis said.

Approximately 35 riders took part in the event, which helps to raise money for the Weirton United Way’s annual fundraising campaign.

Participants departed the Fairfield Inn & Suites shortly after noon Saturday, traveling into Ohio and north to the Guilford Lake area near Lisbon, Ohio, then to the 19th Hole restaurant near Chippewa, Pa., before ending the afternoon at the White Stallion outside of Chester.

“We’re all here supporting a good cause,” he said.

Davis thanked all the riders for coming out and Barb Owens, general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites for allowing them to begin the event at the hotel.

Davis also expressed his appreciation to Dean Elliott, owner of the White Stallion.

“He’s providing us with the food today,” Davis said.

Sponsors for the 10th-annual Weirton United Way Poker Run included Cooper’s Auto Body, Fairfield Inn & Suites, First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union, Jeff and Cindy Davis, Weirton Medical Center, the White Stallion, Assure America, Eckleberry Insurance Agency, Robinson and Son Construction, Del. Randy Swartzmiller and Valley Harley-Davidson.

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