Those who have participated in previous Justice McNeeley Foundation Quad/Poker Runs know what great fun they can be.
At the inaugural event held in the summer of 2004 at Sidewinders in Pine, three years ago, my son and two granddaughters participated. Son, Kyle, took one girl on his quad and I took the other on mine.
At the end of four stops, I was holding three queens. But at that point, son asked to swap places with me and requested I ride behind him because he was tired of eating dust.
As luck would have it at the fifth and final stop, he received a queen, which would have been my card had we not swapped running places.
And guess what?
Four queens would have been the winning hand. If memory serves me, the prize was a very nice rifle.
The 2007 Justice McNeeley quad run is Nov. 3 at the Rimside Grill south of Pine.
Check-in for the quad riders is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The entry fee is $10 per person.
The quad run goes to Twin Buttes and leaves at 10 a.m.
There will be prizes for first and second place.
Since this year's run is in the fall, rather than the summer, as it has been in the past, riders should plan to bundle up for cooler weather.
Also during the event, a volleyball tournament will be held with a generous prize donated by Hat Creek Electric. The entry fee is $10 per team.
A horseshoe tournament ($10 entry fee) will be held and there will be a live band, raffles and giveaways. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
There will be live music from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Justice McNeeley Foundation was began four years ago to buy the boy, then a 5-year-old kindergartner at Pine School, a state-of-the-art wheelchair called a Go-Bot.
The event eventually earned the money needed to purchase Justice the Go-Bot. But the foundation continued to grow and it now holds various benefits to earn money for other needy Pine residents.