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Cleveland Chiropractic College Raises $1,300 for Local Spina Bifida Clinic

Written by  October 31, 2004

On Saturday, September 25th, Cleveland Chiropractic College held its second annual charity motorcycle ride. Proceeds went the Spina Bifida Specialty Clinic at KUMED Center in Kansas City, Kansas. This year the event went beyond the campus community and was open to the public. In doing so, they tripled the number of riders who participated to almost 70, and the amount of money collected, totaled $1,300!

This year's event was a poker run with around $1,000 in donated prizes!
Registration took place at the college's main campus at 63rd and Rockhill in Kansas City, Missouri, where the first 50 people received free event T-shirts and doughnuts. This is also where everyone drew their first card of the day. From there we rode south through Swope Park and then continued on south to The Roadhouse at 199th and Holmes. If you ever find yourself going that way, swing in, have a beer, and try the buffalo
meat nachos. Tell Jerome that Jeremy sent you.

Next, we headed to Harrisonville, Missouri, and Younger's Bar. Joan, the manager, had beer and brat specials waiting for us out on the three story deck in the back. Not to mention the beer girls who were more than ready to go for a ride on a bike!

From Younger's we took a great scenic ride north up to Oak Grove where we
made our next stop at Raymels. Most everyone took a moment to just grab a drink, draw their card, and we were off to our final stop, Paddy O' Quigley’s. What can I say, everybody loves their bike night and it just seemed like a good place to end the ride. After all the hands were sorted and winners were determined, prizes were handed out to the top five hands, the worst hand, plus about ten door prizes! This year’s top hand was actually four of a kind! Remind me not to invite that guy over for poker night! He received an all-you-can-eat wing party for 11 people from Hooters, a $50 gift card from Blue Springs Harley-Davidson, and a Harley T-shirt and bandana. Not a bad take considering he made just a $25 donation to one heck of a great cause.

This whole event was organized as a community outreach project by a committee of students, instructors, and faculty at the college. I would like to personally thank all of those who were involved. Whether you rode, made a donation, were a host site, or you just honked and waved as we drove by, thanks for the support!

Story and photos by Jeremy Peterson
Senior Intern