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Life-Altering Boat Rides at the Desert Storm Poker Run

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The Stevenson family from Arizona have touched many military members’ lives with rides in Mamba, their 51-foot Outerlimits, and their DCB M35 Widebody catamaran. Photo courtesy Karen Gill

With a new title sponsor—Spectre Powerboats—behind the event, the Desert Storm Poker Run kicks off a week from today (Wednesday, April 27) with the fifth annual Krusin’ for Kids day co-hosted by Lake Racer LLC and Teague Custom Marine. Taking place at the London Bridge Resort from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the special day doesn’t conclude after dozens of volunteers provide opportunities for kids and others with disabilities to ride in a performance boat. The charitable element continues that evening with silent and live auctions to benefit a couple of local non-profit organizations—New Horizons Center and Milemarkers Therapy—during the Desert Storm Open House Party at West Coast Drives.

According to a recent Teague Custom Marine blog, which includes information on how to get more involved with the rides, those who have been a part of Krusin’ for Kids over the years understand how much the children and adults warm your heart with their enthusiasm and joy.

Not to take anything away from the generosity of those who volunteer for Krusin’ for Kids, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t call attention to a newcomer to the poker run scene who is going to take a wounded warrior in his boat for Friday’s poker run and the kindhearted Lake Havasu local who has coordinated the military rides for Desert Storm for more than a decade.

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