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Upper Cumberland Community Foundation poker run raises over $5,000 for local communities

Special to the Daily News

The Upper Cumberland Community Foundation is honored to announce the success of their first poker run fundraising event, which raised over $5,000 to be granted to communities within the Upper Cumberland region.

Over a dozen local businesses and community volunteers assisted in sponsoring and hosting this event. Starting at 11 a.m. on Aug. 10, a total of 31 bikes gathered for the UCCF Poker Run ride beginning at Wildcat Harley-Davidson in London. The ride was comprised of four stops including Williamsburg, Barbourville, Pineville and Corbin. The Foundation plans to continue the Poker Run as an annual fundraiser and hopes to have even more participants next year.

The Upper Cumberland Community Foundation is a leading and trusted community foundation; transforming Eastern Kentucky through charitable giving, community involvement and strategic partnerships by investing assets in our communities.

Upper Cumberland’s mission is to empower the people with a heart for Bell, Laurel, Knox and Whitley counties and to transform the quality of life for future generations. This organization is an affiliate of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky.

If you’d like to donate to the Upper Cumberland Community Foundation, please visit www.appalachianky.org or mail a contribution to Upper Cumberland Community Foundation, PO Box 1381 London KY, 40743.