By Lee Erwin
he Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA), Clarksville, TN. Chapter 18-2 held its 3rd Annual Fort Donelson National Battlefield Poker Run Saturday.
Around 100 people on about 80 bikes gathered at O’Connors Irish Pub to ride in the event which was a fundraiser for Fort Campbell Fisher House.
“We’re trying to raise funds for the Fort Campbell Fisher House to help Soldiers and Soldier’s families. We’re trying to help the ones that are sick or ill,” said Danny Kissell, Chapter Commander for Tennessee 18-2 CMVA.
The mission of Fort Campbell Fisher House is to provide service members and their families comfort, care and compassion while they receive medical care at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. It’s a “home away from home” that allows military families to stay together in a relaxed home atmosphere.
No final total on money raised for the event by the CMVA was available as the run began but before the riders left Clarksville on their Poker Run Kissell presented a check from Grant Construction for $1,000 to Fort Campbell Fisher House.
Chapter 18-2 of the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association was recognized for their continued support with a certificate presented by Scott Hollingsworth who is a volunteer and was representing Fisher House.
“The Fisher House at Fort Campbell takes great pleasure in awarding this certificate of appreciation to CVMA Chapter 18-2 for five outstanding years of support. Your dedication to the Fort Campbell Fisher House improves the quality of life for our wounded warriors and their families,” Hollingsworth said as he read the certificate.
To learn more about the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association go to www.combatvet.org or to find out more about Fisher House visit www.fortcampbellfisherhouse.org.
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