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Memorial D.C. Poker Run - IWO JIMA 1000 HOURS

By DC Veterans Initiative (other events)

Saturday, May 23 2015 10:00 AM 6:30 PM
 
ABOUT ABOUT

**GRAND PRIZE IS 10 DAYS STAY IN THE ALA MOANA HOTEL IN WAIKIKI, HAWAII. OTHER RAFFLE ITEMS INCLUDE CUSTOM POOL CUES, GIFT CARDS AND MORE!!**

A poker run is sometimes just for motorcyclists, but the #DCPokerRun is open to all. You’ll spend the day visiting locations in Washington D.C. at your own pace. If you do ride, you are encouraged (but not required) to wear your combat boots as a symbol of solidarity and respect for the struggles of those veterans who fell by suicide.

The Schedule

The day will start as early as you want it to. There is no penalty for sleeping in. However, at 7 am, a group of veterans will be leading an early morning run / bike / walk PT session at Iwo Jima, starting with 22 push ups to remind us of the 22 veterans who we will lose on that day.

At 10am, the Poker Run will stage and the National Anthem will be sung at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps War Memorial to kick off the day and we will distribute maps of the five locations where we will go to memorialize Veterans lost to suicide and raise awareness of the issue.

The Bars

The five destinations -- in any order you choose -- are:

  • Crystal City Sports Pub in Crystal City, VA
  • Walkers Grille in Springfield, VA
  • Heritage Brewing Co in Manassas, VA
  • Gypsy Soul in Falls Church, VA
  • Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill, Arlington VA

The last stop on your tour will be Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill in the early evening. Please arrive before 6 p.m. Motorcycles park for free on N. Adams St., thanks to the Navy League of the United States. This is where you’ll receive a playing card for each location you visited. 

CLICK HERE FOR A GOOGLE MAP OF ALL FIVE LOCATIONS

The Rules

You will receive a unique token at each location and will receive your full hand when you arrive at the Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill. You must arrive at the Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill by 6pm for your hand to count.

If you miss the staging in the morning, don't worry! You've got all day! Start the ride from your house. The only requirement is that you check in at the stops you do visit and complete the run by 6pm at the Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill.

You do not need a motorcycle to participate and you do not have to drive anywhere to participate if you buy individual cards at the venue. You can also buy individual cards to fill in your hand with stops you may have missed. Play more than one hand for better chances of winning!

The Prize

At 7pm the winner will be announced and the person with the best hand will receive the grand prize! 10 DAYS STAY AT THE ALA MOANA HOTEL IN WAIKIKI!!!

The Rest of the Evening 

Enjoy more raffles and live music throughout the rest of the evening by the Springfield Station Band, McKayla Reece, Tommy Fields and Nikki Boyer as The Cardboard Cutouts, followed by a DJ until close. With your help we can build hope and put an end to veteran homelessness in the Washington D.C. area and beyond.