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Adaptive Sports and Recreation Programs at DRD supported by Motorcycle Poker Run

Desert Recreation Foundation, the fundraising arm of Desert Recreation District, is holding its 2nd CHASE THE ACE MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN on Saturday, October 9, 2021. This event raises funds to support Adaptive Sports/Recreation programs for those with physical or cognitive special needs.

While individuals with special needs or disabilities are welcome to join any Desert Recreation District program, the adaptive programs provide exclusive access to programs with smaller class sizes, instructors trained in best practices/methods to work with individuals with special needs or disabilities, and include subsidized program fees. A parent/guardian/therapist providing assistance is welcome to attend if the participant requires additional support during a class. Instructors benefit from learning key details to assist participants succeed within an activity.

Sports chairs or other specialized equipment can also be arranged for the participant to use during adaptive programs or classes (inquire at registration time). Sign up online by going to //MyRecreationDistrict.com/adaptivetherapeutic-sports-recreation or call (760) 347-3484.

The CHASE THE ACE MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN ride will begin and end at the Indio Community Center & Park, 45-871 Clinton Street in Indio with registration from 9 to 11 a.m., and 'Kickstands up' by 11 a.m. Beat the crowds by registering ahead of time online at DesertRecreationFoundation.org.

What is a Motorcycle Poker Run? It involves riding your motorcycle to various designated locations, and at each stop (including the starting point) you get another playing card to round out your poker hand! The ride will be approximately 120 scenic miles and include locations such as Paradise Café in Mountain Center (Hwy 74) and going out to Banning. Prizes will be given for Best Hand ($500), and for Worst Hand ($250). There will also be a food truck, beer garden, online auction, and merchandise for sale – learn more at DesertRecreationFoundation.org or by calling (760) 347-3484.

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