Lucie’s Sage & Sand 5th Annual Poker Run
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Add this date to your calendar my friends… Last year we had 237 bikes, dozens of cages and raised $4000 for the charity. This year we will be sponsoring a military family. Sgt. Ryan Castillo Family!
We hope you enjoyed the event!
Stops are as follows:
- #1. Lucies Sage and Sand – Breakfast provided free for the first 300!
- #2. Connolly’s Sports Grill
- #3. The Hideaway Grill
- #4. VFW Post 1796 – Biker games and prizes.
- #5. Lucies Sage and Sand – Burgers, bratwurst and sides free with a wrist band (first 300). Live music by The 74th Street Band.
This is a poker run, high/low hand, also 50/50 sold by the famous Combat Dolls. Live auctioning, raffles, vendors and lots of giveaways!
- Registration begins at 830 am on the day of the event
- Kick stands up at 1030 am
- Last bike in 330 pm
We are honored to announce our military family in need that we as a community will help. With this ride our goal is to help his family with School Supplies, Extra Curricular Activities (ie. Gymnastics, Karate, Music Lessons, Summer Camp) and other needs for the children. We can do it. Meanwhile if you want to donate to him directly or sponsor this ride please feel feel to reach out to us. Thank you Aaron Cutrano. Any questions feel free to contact me, at 602-577-9789, or any of our administrators.
Sgt. Ryan Castillo & Family – Ryan joined the Army in March 2003. It was his way of giving back after 911. His service started like any other, nothing too exciting, but the most excitement he had seen in his 18 yrs of life. He jumped around from being active duty in Colorado Springs at Ft Carson, then switched to Colorado National Guard in 2005. After moving to AZ in 2006, he transferred to the AZ National Guard in 2007. He picked full time Active Duty Orders (ADOS) with the AZ National Guard, Unit 198th RSG. In 2010 he deployed to IRAQ with the 2220th Transport Unit where he did an active tour for Convoy Security in Iraq. In October 2010 his truck was struck by an IED where he was critically injured. This has caused many struggles since then. He returned back to the US from IRAQ in April 2011.
At that time he tried to work full time with the Arizona National Guard to provide for his family. He was able to work up until May 2012 and was released due to medical issues. He then decided to go back to school via the GI-Bill while being a “M/Day” Soldier in the AZ National Guard. He quickly realized how hard it was to provide for a family of 5 on unemployment and food stamps while trying to go to school. He had to drop out of school to find a full time job. For 2 years he was able to work at a call center with a gentleman that he was deployed with as one of his managers. Because of his medical issues he was unable to keep that job or work since. During that time he went through a divorce and met his current wife and created a blended family of 8 and then added one more of their own together, which now brings them to the beautiful family of 9. Ryan is currently trying to enroll in trade school via his GI-Bill to learn a skill that he can still do with his disabilities that will allow him to provide a more substantial income for his family.
Military Commendations – USAF Training Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Honorable Discharge E4
100% of proceeds from day of ride and direct donations go to help this family.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS AND RAFFLES AND VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED. Thank you so much…. Every small thing is VERY appreciated…
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Thank you in advance for your support, we look forward to a great event!