14th annual DAV/727th charity poker run held in Brookings

Brooking, SD (KSFY) Hundreds of people were out in Brooking Saturday for the 14th annual Disabled American Veterans 727th charity poker run.

More than 600 bikers and riders came out for the ride helping to raise money for the Veteran’s Transportation Network.

Organizers say the event started when the 727th unit was deployed and they wanted a way to get involved in the community. Since then, attendance at the poker run has exploded.

“It is just awesome to see the support and all the different groups, the different motorcycle clubs that come and support this, I just can’t say enough about it," Event organizer Eric Kinslow said.

Kinslow said although the 727 unit no longer exist, members continue to carry on the name and each year the event continues to set a new record.