Catch the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis!

Redbone 2001 Tournaments

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part and everyone who helped out during the first annual Great Ride/Redbone Poker Run held May 20 to help "Catch the Cure" for cystic fibrosis.

We had more than 200 bikers participating in the event at Caloosa Cove, and in just one day, raised more than $1,000 to help fight this deadly disease.

I would especially like to thank Townsite and Publix Supermarkets for helping out with donations, as well as Tina at the Safari Lounge at Caloosa Cove, Laura at the Last Chance Saloon in Florida City, Phyllis at Alabama Jack’s on Card Sound Road, Ahmed at the Paradise Pub and Marie at the Caribbean Club in Key Largo, Gary Dunn at the Ocean View Lounge in Islamorada, Stephanie at the Wreck Bar on Grassy Key, Gary at Gary’s Sports Bar in Marathon and Joe at Coconuts on Big Pine Key for their assistance.

Thanks also to Jack Pinder of Pig Out BBQ for cooking the food for us, and Tom and Gary of the Bilge Brothers for providing the entertainment.

And last but certainly not least, I want to thank Gary and Susan Ellis and all the folks at the Redbone Gallery who believed in this idea and made it all possible.
There may well be some names I’ve forgotten to mention. If yours is among them, rest assured my thanks go to you, too, for helping out.

This year’s event was a learning experience for us, and we were thrilled with the turnout. I promise that next year’s event will be even better.

Richard Savolidis, Organizer
Great Ride/Redbone Poker Run