Revved up for fundraising poker run

Last updated 05:00 10/12/2012
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Dilligaf Club president Dave Valli, left, Alister Raymond and Robyn Watson event organiser all ready to roll out of Invercargill on the 300km poker run.

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Dave Valli, Alister Raymond and Robyn Watson get set to head off on the 9th annual Dilligaf poker run on Saturday.

Ninety-five motorcyclists took part in the run, raising more than $2350 for Hospice Southland.

Mr Valli, the event organiser, said the run covered about 300 kilometres throughout Southland, this year taking in Invercargill, Lumsden, Wairio and Orepuki.

"Each year we cover different routes around Southland, covering about 300km, and we try to support small communities along the way."

"At each stop the bikers cut a deck of cards and draw a card from the top of the pack, each card is recorded and the biker with the best poker hand wins, the second best hand gets second and so on," Mr Valli said.

For the second year in a row Barry Chilton got the top poker hand for the day.

Last year the Dilligaf Social Club poker run supported the SPCA and for the previous seven years money raised went to child cancer.

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