Silver Angels poker run is Saturday
Silver Angels for the Elderly volunteers Reggie McFarland, left, and Walter Cole drive Cole's sweet classic Corvette by Brookdale Coeur d'Alene during a classic car cruise May 30. The second Silver Angels Classic Car Poker Run is Saturday.
COEUR D’ALENE — Silver Angels for the Elderly is hosting its second Classic Car Poker Run at 2 p.m. Saturday, starting at the Hayden Eagles Lodge at 1600 W. Wyoming Ave.
Drivers of sweet rides built before 1980 will proceed to six local eldercare facilities to collect poker cards, while giving residents and caregivers opportunities to watch from a safe distance and reminisce.
All proceeds will support yearlong activities for isolated seniors at the facilities. Drivers will return to the Hayden Eagles to participate in a car show and people’s choice award contest. Early bird entry fee is $40. Visit www.silverangelsfortheelderly.com to register online.
Last year’s event drew 17 classic cars and raised $2,000 that was used throughout the year to celebrate holidays and provide personalized gifts to eldercare facility residents and staff. More than 40 local businesses and individuals donated cash, raffle and silent auction items.
“Many drivers commented that this was the best car poker run they had experienced,” Diane Zell, founding member and board president of the all-volunteer Silver Angels, said. "This year’s event may look a little different, depending on COVID restrictions, but we will still have a poker run, car show and party."
A primary goal of Silver Angles for the Elderly, which launched in 2015, is to provide isolated seniors with positive social interactions and experiences. Volunteers are an integral part of the organization’s success and anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch.
For event updates and photos of last year’s festivities, follow announcements online at www.silverangelsfortheelderly.com and on Facebook at Silver Angels for the Elderly.