Join the 6th Annual Emily’s Hope Poker Run and Ride for a Cause

6th Annual Emily's Hope Poker Run on Saturday, June 29th

Sioux Falls, SD – Mark your calendars and get ready for the 6th Annual Emily’s Hope Poker Run on June 29, 2024. This thrilling 100-mile ride around the Sioux Falls area welcomes motorcycle riders and all street-legal vehicle enthusiasts. Prepare for a day filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the opportunity to support a great cause.

Registration for the event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at J&L Harley-Davidson, one of the proud sponsors of the Emily’s Hope Poker Run. Their generous support and commitment to the community have been instrumental in making this event possible. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to J&L Harley-Davidson for their continued dedication and support.

Participants can save $5 and get a FREE t-shirt by pre-registering online for the poker run at the discounted price of $20. Registration will be available for $25 on the day of the event. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a first-time participant, all are welcome to join the event and contribute to the mission of Emily’s Hope.

The ride will commence from J&L Harley-Davidson and culminate at Shenanigans Sports Bar & Grill, where all participants will reconvene by 5:00 p.m. to draw their poker hands. As the day unfolds, participants will also have the opportunity to participate in an exciting 50/50 raffle and a silent auction, including Harley-Davidson items, a fireworks package valued at $1,000, an axe-throwing package, and an acrylic replica of an Emily Groth original. 

Over the past five years, funds raised during the Emily’s Hope Poker Run have played a pivotal role in helping more than 200 individuals gain access to treatment through Emily’s Hope Treatment Scholarships. This remarkable achievement showcases the incredible impact that this event and its participants have on transforming lives and providing much-needed support to those battling substance use disorder. In 2024, Emily’s Hope also launched the Post Overdose Response Team (PORT), further extending their support to those in need. Plus, our Emily’s Hope Substance Use Prevention Curriculum is now in four states, helping thousands of students. And we offer a support group for those who have lost a loved one to overdose/fentanyl poisoning.

The poker run will include several stops along the way, creating opportunities for riders to mingle, rest, and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Sioux Falls area. The designated stops include:

  • J&L Harley-Davidson – Starting location with registration from 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Steve’s Bar | Trent, SD
  • The Broadwater Bar | Lake Madison
  • Buffalo Trading Post | Colton, SD
  • Big J’s Roadhouse | Humboldt, SD
  • Shenanigans Sports Bar & Grill – Ending location, participants must return by 5:00 p.m.
  • BONUS STOP: JJ’s Wine Spirits & Cigars | Sioux Falls, SD

The Emily’s Hope Poker Run promises an exhilarating day of riding and supports a vital cause. 100% of the donations and registration fees raised during the event will go directly towards furthering Emily’s Hope’s mission to combat stigma and save lives.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to J&L Harley-Davidson for their generous support as sponsor of the 2024 Emily’s Hope Poker Run. Their commitment to the community and dedication to making a difference has been instrumental in making this event possible.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ride, have fun, and support a great cause. Join us on June 29th for the 6th Annual Emily’s Hope Poker Run and join the movement to stop stigma and save lives.

To schedule an interview with Angela Kennecke or for more information about the Emily’s Hope Poker Run, please contact Anna Fey at