LARGO, Fla., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill, a Largo, Fla.-based sports-themed wing and casual dining restaurant chain founded by Florida Gator and National Football League (NFL) veteran Crawford Ker, announced today it will host the Cruisin' for Cassie Poker Run at the Pinellas Park WingHouse in Pinellas Park, Fla., on March 3, 2013. Tampa residents and WingHouse employees are encouraged to attend this event that will raise awareness for motorcycle safety and to raise funds to assist former WingHouse Girl, Cassandra Andonian, who was severally injured in a motorcycle accident in January 2013.
"We're proud to host this poker run to support a member of our family in her time of need," said Crawford Ker, CEO and founder of Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill. "We hope that this event will not only provide much-needed funds to support Cassandra and her family, but also raise awareness for the importance of motorcycle safety to ensure these types of incidents don't occur in the Tampa community."
The Cruisin' for Cassie Poker Run is a five-stop motorcycle route that will take participants on a scenic tour of Tampa Bay with stops at each of the participating WingHouse locations including Pinellas Park, Bradenton, Brandon, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the ride promptly kicks off at 11 a.m. There is a registration fee of $20 per bike to participate in this event.
Riders will be given a score card and the opportunity to purchase extra hands for $5 and will be eligible to sign up for a skills challenge for $10. T-shirts will be on sale for $20. In addition, raffles and contests will be hosted to win donated prizes to raise money to help Andonian's family. The rider with the best poker hand at the end of the run will be awarded $200 and the worst hand will be awarded $50. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Andonian. Additional donations are being accepted at the event.
Since its inception, WingHouse's mission has been to be "Brilliant on the Basics." A full liquor sports bar, fantastic chicken wings and award-winning hot sauces served up by the famous WingHouse girls, set the restaurants apart from the competition. Emphasizing fresh products over frozen, WingHouse's oversized portions and classic American fare include other signature items such as skinless drumettes, naked wings, the Dallas burger and a new drink menu.
Today, WingHouse has 21 locations throughout Florida in Altamonte Springs, Bradenton, Brandon, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, Sanford, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Winter Park.
For more information on the Cruisin' for Cassie Poker Run, please contact Melanie Rattanchance at 727-451-3571 or by e-mail at Melanie@Winghouse.com.
About Ker's WingHouse
Ker's WingHouse is a sports bar style restaurant serving their World Famous chicken wings, award-winning sauces and many other oversized entrees at a great value. Signature items include their skinless naked wings, the Dallas burger and a new drink menu. The main attractions are the World Famous WingHouse Girls who are always polite and always-smiling with a great positive outlook on life. The WingHouse mission is to be "Brilliant on the Basics," in our business that means highly satisfied guests! Need we say more! For additional information, please visit www.winghouse.com.
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