February 28, 2012
Four Seasons Motorsports of Rye is stepping up to help sponsors of the upcoming Lorraine Cline Memorial Poker Ride secure a state of the art side-by-side to be used as a charity raffle prize at the event. Shown with the Polaris UTV are Mark and Bob of Four Seasons Motor Sports with Laci Sopeland, Lani Murdock, Brent Cline and Teri Cline. (See Extra Points on 1B).
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The Lorraine Cline Memorial Fund Poker Ride and Raffle is one of the fastest growing and most popular benefits in the Rim Country. It’s only been in existence for four years, but already it’s attracting droves of followers from the Rim Country, southern Gila County and the Valley. While the ride is a celebratory and festive outing designed to tickle the fancy of most all ATV owners, its real purpose is to benefit the fight against cancer. Laci Sopeland, the granddaughter of Lorraine Cline who died four years ago of lung caner, organized the benefit rides in 2008 to earn money, which is donated to help pay expenses to local people waging war against the dreaded disease. Sopeland says a portion of the money will ultimately help fund a type of free wellness clinic where Gila County residents can receive health care and checkups.