(WINDSOR, ON) – The 4th annual Jeep Jam Poker Run turned a lot of heads throughout Essex County Sunday as the convoy was 147 Jeeps long this year.
“The goal was to raise $10,000 for local brain injury support programs offered through Assisted Living of SW Ontario and we surpassed that goal,” said Debbie Kay, president of the Windsor Jeep Club.
The event raised $14,783. One hundred per cent of the funds raised will stay in the community and will be directed to ALSO’s Acquired Brain Injury programs and services.
The large convoy of Jeeps departed On The Beach in Tecumseh, at 11:00am, and then traveled a scenic 76km throughout Essex County. Stops along the way included Mr Biggs in Belle River and Dockside on the Cove in Stoney Point. The Tillbilly Pumpkin Patch offered a taste of off-roading, but it was completely optional for participants to get their Jeep dirty.
At each stop participants received a playing card. Prizes were awarded for the best poker hands and the absolute worst poker hand at the after party.
“The Jeep Jam has grown every year and ALSO and all the brain injury survivors that utilize our programs are very thankful of the Windsor Jeep Club’s efforts,” said Laura Kay, ALSO manager and Jeep owner.