The weather leading up to the 2016 Beach Bike Poker Run was looking really ominous, but in true Parrot Head style we squashed the rain and kicked out a sunny fun filled day for all. Incredible bike decorations this year; PHolks went all out in creativity and craziness and were rewarded with prizes from generous local merchants for their efforts.
Congrats to winners:
FINS – Renee Synan, Tara Dyer, Jessi Holland, Lauren Bressler
FEATHERS – Julie Armani, Jan Hicks, Jessi Holland, Lorretta Alexander
PIRATES – Paul Rodock, Arthur Armani, Bob Messig, Geneise Messig.
There were great tunes cranked out by our own DJ JD (John Dyer) and after the bike decoration contest and some shirts and other bling shot out to the crowd, we had a record 230 fun loving people ready to party and ride for our charity, Semper Fi Odyssey Kids Camp. We raised $7200 (another new record) that all went to send children of wounded marines and sailors to adventure camp for a week and mentoring for the rest of the year. Partying with a purpose, this event was a great way to give a little back to the families who have given so much for us. After stopping at each of our sponsor sites (Emerald Club, Jackie’s American Grill, Rucker Johns, the Irish Pirate, Sharks Den, Emerald Grill and Flipperz), we all made it back to the Emerald Club in one piece and tallied up poker hands garnered from the ride with the winners being: $300 1st – Angie Stabler, $200 2nd – James Hicks, and $100 3rd – Ana Rita Eason. Congrats!
Raffle winners of lots of great donated prizes were announced, more tunes played, more shirts and bling shot out to the crowd, food put out for grazing, and then Sela Dub up on stage followed by Mike Mixer later on. Anyone who didn’t have fun on this day had to be legally dead! A wonderful charity event with lots of fun laughing people at the Emerald Club with our own Parrot Head new owner, the one and only Matt Morel. Special thanks to the core group of Parrot Heads that stepped up and made this all happen. See all y’all next year!!