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Poker Run by snowmobilers Feb. 4 will raise money for emergency responders

UNITY —The Burnt River Snowmobile Club will host its annual Poker Run Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. out of the Blue Mountain Sno-Park near Unity. 

Tickets for the yearly fundraiser, which will go to support emergency services in Baker and Malheur counties, can be purchased in Unity at the Burnt River Market or the Water Hole Pub or the Austin House Cafe in Bates. 

Casey Schoorl, who founded the club in 1995, said the buy-in is $5 per hand and raffle tickets are $1 apiece or six for $5. 

He said people could park at the Blue Mountain Sno-Park or west of Unity in Phipps. A snow park permit is required. 

Schoorl said participants could ride wherever they want and return for the raffle at 4:30 p.m. at the Water Hole Pub. 

“Anybody can play,” he said. “You don’t have to have a snowmobile (or be a club member). We have a lot of local people from Unity and around the area who come out to participate every year.” 

Schoorl said the top payout would be $500, second place would be $200 and third would be $100. Additionally, according to a flier for the event, there will be two payouts of $50 for fourth place and five $20 cash payouts for a losers draw at the end of the event. Plus, Schoorl said there will be a raffle drawing with several prizes.  

Those looking for more information about the event can reach Schoorl at 541-881-6294, or Schoorl’s son Rick, at 541-823-3069. 

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