Boys & Girls Club Gearing Up for Off Road Poker Run in November

Published by The Bee News

September 9, 2019

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Topock AZ.  Trucks, jeeps, UTV’s and campers will flock to BLM land off of I-40 for a two-day family and dog friendly off-road bash.

Desert Tromp event draws in crowds from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah.  Two days of riding, camping, music, food, prizes and the beautiful desert are sure to delight the surge of 700+ people on November 8th & 9th!

Friday November 8th all trucks and jeeps are invited out for a Fun Run complete with games and a $500 top prize.  Once back to base camp riders are treated to a great meal, music and more.  Friday evening the area will fill up with RV’s getting ready for the Saturday Desert Tromp Poker Run.

Saturday the Poker Run will draw a crowd of over 200 vehicles.  Riders will collect poker chips at five sponsored poker stops along the trail.  $1,500 in cash prizes are on the line! Once they return to camp they can turn in their chips for their poker hand, enjoy a great meal and live music from Blackcat X will start at 4pm.

The event is in it’s 5th year and has seen a steady increase in participation.  “Participants come from all over to ride in our event, their feedback has been that it is well organized, well-marked, and  lots of fun for the whole family, pooches included” says Autumn Boyle-Robinson CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River.

“The River Rat Motorsports team have been involved, from the start, with the Desert Tromp, for several reasons. First and foremost is that this event helps the Boy and Girls Club raise money and visibility from and in the community. Second, Autumn puts on the best Off-Road Poker run and day trip of any organizer in Mohave county. Being associated with such a well-run event is exciting and a good image builder and Third is that this event directly targets our customer base. Having exciting off-road vehicle-based opportunities for our customers is the icing on the cake.” Bob Morris Owner of River Rat Motorsports

Funds from the Desert Tromp support the youth development programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River including After School, Summer Day Camp and Youth Sports Leagues.

More details and online registration can be found on the event’s website

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to realize their full potential as productive caring and responsible citizens.  The Club has four locations; 2250 Highland Rd, Bullhead City AZ 86442, and  1975 Arie Avenue, Laughlin NV 89029, and  5890 Hwy 95, Suite F,, Fort Mohave 86426 and Teen Center 967 Hancock Rd. Suite 7, Bullhead AZ.  The clubs provide after school programs and summer day camp to over 1,600 students annually.

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