LOCAL POKER RUN Event Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

Sep 09, 2020 at 12:07 pm by WGNS


Murfreesboro, TN – Supporters of Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity will take to the streets on September 19th for the 12th Annual Hammer Down for Habitat Motorcycle and Car Poker Run to raise money for Habitat’s Front Line Workers Build. 

This is an exciting event where 100+ motorcycles and cars start at the Habitat ReStore at 850 Mercury Blvd, in Murfreesboro, and “run” a scenic 100-mile route through Middle Tennessee, ending back in Murfreesboro for lunch and entertainment at Hop Springs Beer Park on John Bragg Highway. 

Melissa Cross with Habitat for Humanity told WGNS about the route that motorcycles and cars will take on September 19th...



Proceeds from the event go to the Front Line Workers Build at Habitat’s new Legacy Pointe subdivision in Murfreesboro.

Construction starts in mid-October and Future Homeowner Melody, a home health nurse, will be able to move into her new house in early 2021. Melody has a very compelling and inspiring story of transformation and empowerment from a bad situation growing up around crime, to getting her education and LPN degree. She plans to finish a degree in Forensic Nursing and join the FBI.

Melody has completed 50 hours of Financial Literacy and Homeowner Education to be prepared to sustain her home and mortgage. She will also help build her house and complete 300 hours of sweat equity.

DETAILS:

Date: Saturday, Sept. 19 - Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Murfreesboro is the presenting sponsor.

Time:  8am, registration (riders out around 8:30 am), 12:00 – 2:30 pm at Hop Springs Beer park (6670 John Bragg Highway, Murfreesboro)

Place: Start at the Habitat ReStore at 850 Mercury Blvd, in Murfreesboro. Lunch and entertainment at Hop Springs Beer Park.

Poker Run: the run route will be from Habitat for Humanity on Mercury Blvd, to Woodbury, to Watertown and then back to Murfreesboro and Hop Springs Beer Park. Motorcycle riders and car drivers will get a “poker hand” at the beginning and pick up additional cards along the route – all for poker hand prizes. Google route: https://goo.gl/maps/ZQnAPy1k1UU26YmU8

Cost: $25 for each rider/driver, $15 for each passenger and $15 for non riders (just coming to the event at Hop Springs). All tickets include the lunch, provided by Zaxby’s and entertainment.

Event website: http://www.rchfh.org/hammer-down/

Event tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-hammer-down-for-habitat-motorcycle-and-car-poker-run-tickets-114689497374

Benefits: Proceeds from the event go to the Front Line Workers Build at Habitat’s new Legacy Pointe subdivision in Murfreesboro. Construction starts in mid-October and Future Homeowner Melody, a home health nurse, will be able to move into her new house in early 2021. Melody has a very compelling and inspiring story of transformation and empowerment from a bad situation growing up around crime, to getting her education and LPN degree. She plans to finish a degree in Forensic Nursing and join the FBI. Melody has completed 50 hours of Financial Literacy and Homeowner Education to be prepared to sustain her home and mortgage. She will also help build her house and complete 300 hours of sweat equity.

Special Guest/MC: Kevin Tetz, host of several national automotive TV shows and current host of “Hands on Cars” (Amazon) Kevin has been the TV host of DIY Network’s “Classic Rides” and Spike Network’s “TRUCKS!” and “Power Nation”. Kevin is a nationally known paint and body work expert and artist and appears on national TV and car shows.

Entertainment: nationally known country rocker Rick Monroe. Rick has opened for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, and more. His new release is “Smoke Out The Window”. www. RickMonroe.com

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