Honor Ride Poker Run Hosted by The Sons of the American Legion SQ 86 and Purple Heart Homes

Hanna Schoenrock

, Lifestyle

The Sons of the American Legion SQ  86 in Cornelius is partnering with Purple Heart Homes in Statesville to host a Poker Run fundraiser on June 5th.


The founding of Purple Heart Homes

Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 public charity founded in 2008 by John Gallina and the late Dale Beatty, who were wounded in combat while serving together in Iraq. After being injured in 2004, they returned to their homes and received grateful support from the community. They both made it their mission to pay it forward to their fellow Service-Connected Disabled Veterans of all ages and eras by providing housing solutions to meet a Veteran’s disabilities or helping a disabled Veteran obtain the dream of home ownership.


Honor Ride Poker Run on June 5

Purple Heart Homes has a strong history of supporting Veterans with housing solutions. This Sons of the Legion chapter is relatively new and is also focused on helping Veterans. Purple Heart Homes is partnering with Sons of the American Legion Squadron 86 to host the first annual “Honor Ride” – a Poker Run that will take place on June 5th. Here are the details:

  • Event day registration begins at 8 am on June 5. (Registration ends at 10 am.)
  • 50% of the proceeds will benefit Purple Heart Homes, while the other 50% benefits Sons of the American Legion SQ 86.
  • The Poker Run will begin at Purple Heart Homes in Statesville and finish at Mac’s Speed Shop in Cornelius.
  • There will be prizes offered at the conclusion of the ride.
  • If you’re interested in participating, visit http://bit.ly/SQ86PokerRun or email info@phhusa.org.


Please join us on June 5 for a fun event for a great cause to help our Vets!

(Cars are also welcome.)






















Pictures courtesy of Buster Knox, member of The Sons of the American Legion SQ 86



Hanna Schoenrock moved to Denver, NC, in 2010 to be near Lake Norman with her husband Jason and three kids. Her two boys are in school at Appalachian State University, and her daughter lives in Raleigh and works in marketing. A former high school English teacher for 13 years, Hanna founded WriteWell Services in 2014. She does social media strategy for business owners, she writes and edits website content, marketing material, articles, bios, and blogs, and seasonally she does college application essay coaching for high school seniors. She is excited to have recently joined the LKNConnect team as managing editor.







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