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COME JOIN US AT USARC’s ANNUAL HELPING HANDS POKER RUN

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA

Get Your Motor Running, Play Your Cards Right, and Help Support USARC!

Join us for a day filled with fun, excitement, and charity. Your participation in USARC’s Annual Helping Hands Poker Run, located in Johnson Valley, will make a significant impact on the lives of individuals who benefit from our adaptive recreation programs. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, enjoy a day of fun, and contribute to a great cause.

Join us on SATURDAY, APRIL 13th, 2024 for a day filled with fun, excitement, and charity.

Discover the Ultimate Off-Road Adventure at the Helping Hands Poker Run – Choose the Perfect Option Tailored for You!

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the Helping Hands Poker Run and experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of off-roading while supporting a great cause. We’ve designed two fantastic options to ensure everyone can participate in this thrilling event, regardless of whether you have your own off-road vehicle or not.

POKER RUN TICKET ONLY

Option 1: Unleash the Beast – Bring Your Own Off-Road Vehicle!

For the true off-road enthusiasts who have their own OHRV, ATV, dirt bike, Jeep, or any other off-road marvel, this is your chance to put your vehicle to the test! For as little as $60, secure your Poker Run ticket and experience the exhilaration of conquering the desert terrain alongside other like-minded adventurers. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your off-roading prowess while contributing to an incredible cause.

SIDE-BY-SIDE or JEEP TOUR

Option 2: The Best Seat in the House – Ride Along!

If you don’t own an off-road vehicle, no worries! We’ve got you covered. For only $80 per seat join us for the ride of your life while taking in the breathtaking views and participating in the Poker Run from one of our SIDE by SIDEs or JEEPs – no need to worry about the driving – just relax and take in the fun! All proceeds benefit an incredible cause!

Win Big at the Helping Hands Poker Run – Incredible Prizes Await!

POKER RUN WINNER

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POKER RUN RUNNER-UP

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POKER RUN 3rd PLACE

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But that’s not all! The Helping Hands Poker Run offers more than just adrenaline-pumping off-road adventures; it’s a complete day of entertainment, excitement, and camaraderie. Here’s a taste of what you can look forward to when you join us at this extraordinary event:

    • Feast on delicious offerings from a variety of food trucks, serving up mouthwatering dishes to satisfy every craving.
    • Engage in friendly competition with exciting yard games like corn hole, can jam, and spike ball, perfect for bonding with fellow attendees and making new friends.
    • Discover the fascinating world of desert and off-roading through our informative educational materials, empowering you to explore the great outdoors with confidence and respect for the environment.
    • Get ready to be blown away by over $4,000 worth of incredible prizes and silent auction items generously provided by our sponsors. From top-notch gear to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, there’s something for everyone!
    • Dance the day away and enjoy the lively atmosphere as our DJ fills the air with upbeat music, creating the perfect soundtrack for an unforgettable experience.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic day of excitement, entertainment, and adventure! Secure your spot at the Helping Hands Poker Run now and experience the ultimate fusion of fun, comradery and giving back.

USARC’s HELPING HANDS POKER RUN SPONSORS:

FAQS

WHAT IS A POKER RUN?2023-03-12T20:18:06+00:00

A poker run is an organized event in which participants, using in our case Off-road or all-terrain vehicles, must visit five checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?2023-03-12T20:21:20+00:00

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting muddy in. The poker run will still happen if it rains, and we will take extra time at the end of the event to fix any ruts that may have developed.

CAN I DRIVE MY OWN VEHICLE?2023-03-31T20:40:48+00:00

We are abiding by all state laws. We encourage you to bring out your Legal OHV and participate in our Poker Run. All State laws regarding safety equipment (helmets, gloves, etc) will be enforced while participating in this event.

OHMVR Frequently Asked Questions (ca.gov)

CAN MY CHILD DRIVE AN OHV ON THEIR OWN?2023-03-31T20:39:11+00:00

Operators 18 years of age and older:
You are not required to have an ATV Safety Certificate, but for the safety of the rider, it is recommended.

Operators ages 14-17:
You must possess an ATV Safety Certificate or be supervised by an adult with an ATV Safety Certificate.

Ages 13 and under:
You must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian or an adult authorized by the parent or guardian. If you do not have an ATV Safety Certificate, you must be supervised by an adult with an ATV Safety Certificate.

OHMVR Frequently Asked Questions (ca.gov)

ALL RIDERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL BE CHECKED FOR ATV SAFETY CERTIFICATION DURING THE REQUIRED DRIVER/RIDER MEETING!!!!

CAN I WRITE OFF MY PURCHASES FOR THE TOURS and/or POKER RUN?2023-03-29T18:20:01+00:00

As a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization, all funds for this event are considered donations and therefore are eligible for a write-off. We recommend that you consult with your tax professional.

WHAT IF I’M LATE FOR MY RESERVED TOUR TIME?2023-03-29T18:23:50+00:00

We will do our best to accommodate as many riders as possible, however, there is no guarantee we can accommodate you in another slot.

CAN I CAMP BEFORE OR AFTER THE EVENT?2023-03-29T18:26:52+00:00

The event area is on Private Property and will not be available for camping either before or after the event. Please refer to California BLM rules and regulations for camping in the designated OHV Areas.

California Recreation Activities | Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov)

CAN I DONATE OUTSIDE OF MY PURCHASES FOR THIS EVENT?2023-03-31T20:33:57+00:00

Absolutely! Your donations help the USARC change more lives through our outdoor recreation programs!

Click here to make a donation!

ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS ON WHO CAN RIDE ALONG ON A TOUR WITH ONE OF YOUR VEHICLES?2023-04-12T21:38:57+00:00

Unfortunately, our insurance only covers individuals 12 years old or older who can ride along in one of our tour vehicles.

Join us on SATURDAY, APRIL 13th, 2024 for a day filled with fun, excitement, and charity.

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