ROCK SPRINGS– On August 18, 2018 Wyoming Machinery Company hosted a benefit poker run for Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters, the 3rd Annual WYO Gorge Ride.
The Event Raised Nearly $4,000 for Youth Mentoring
The event was open to all vehicles and was a huge success. The event had around 80 participants and raised nearly $4,000 for youth mentoring in Sweetwater County.
Wyoming Machinery Company has been a great partner by hosting this amazing event the last three years. The company is truly committed to supporting our community and its youth by engaging their staff and recourses to ensure a successful event.
They have raised nearly $12,000 in three years for our programs which has been huge for us in the current economy condition.
About the Event
Participants were treated to a free breakfast and a route that took them around Flaming Gorge Reservoir. There were several stops along the way where riders could draw a card to complete their poker hand and take pictures of the beautiful scenery around the gorge.
Riders came from all over the state including Casper and Cheyenne. There was a post-ride lunch, for a nominal fee, where the winners were announced.
Lynette Williams was the 1st place winner and received a Cowboy Football Package. Melissa Latham took 2nd place and 3rd place and received a $500 Wyoming Rents Certificate and a CAT Cooler.
How the Money Raised will be Used
Money raised during the benefit ride will be used to support youth mentoring in Sweetwater County.
Specific uses will be to conduct background checks for volunteer mentors ensuring the safety of children in the program, provide professional support for each match in the program, provide resource support for families in the program, and provide monthly activities which encourage the healthy relationship development of the matches and an opportunity for everyone to support each other.
Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Studies show that kids in our programs stay in school longer, have increased self-esteem, and resist taking part in risky behaviors.
With the support and dedication of local businesses like Wyoming Machinery Company we can focus on our mission and support the kids in our communities.