Poker rally will support worthy cause

The Heretics Motorcycle Club will use its upcoming annual fundraising poker derby to support a cause that has become important for the group.

The seventh annual event will start at the Black Grasshopper Pub, with registration starting at 11 a.m. and the ride beginning at noon. All bikers and riders are welcome.

This year’s ride is being billed as the Ride for Memphis, and 100 per cent of the proceeds will be directed to the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Memphis White died last month at the age of 17 after battling the disease.

White is the son of one of the Heretics’ members, Clint.

Ken Hoste, who is also part of the Heretics, said they have supported a few different causes in the past, most often the Estevan Family Resource Centre, and they have raised funds for individuals fighting cancer.

This is the first time they have raised money for Duchenne-related causes.

Hoste noted that Memphis White was often hanging around with the club members.

“He liked being around the place, and we had a lot of family dinners. He always enjoyed them,” said Hoste.

He was a lot of fun to be around, enjoyed video games and had a positive outlook on life.

“He was a really good kid,” said Hoste.

Most of the Heretics’ fundraisers have been well supported in the past, and they hope that will continue this year.

A route for the poker ride has yet to be determined, but Hoste said it’s usually a two or three-hour ride.

Source: Estevan Mercury