CMDs McCallister & Walters along with Compatriot Freddy Walters Ride with the Hard Core Confederates for Charity
Tampa, Fl. Saturday Sept 20, 2014
On a wet & overcast morning 3 Compatriots of the Judah P. Benjamin camp 2210 SCV joined ranks with fellow Southerners of the 301 chapter Hard Core Confederates to raise money for a stricken family. While the Benjamin camp’s Bonnie Blue Vette was not able to venture out into threatening weather, greatly disappointing CMD McCallister, the Capt Dickerson Gray Ghost Javelin with its Dixie horns a blazing carried the Benjamin members during the 75 mile round trip Poker Run event.
We visited a number of local “refreshment” stops during this Poker Run between east Tampa and Zephyrhills with 50/50 raffles, poker hands and drawings at each stop, offering a chance to win cash and prizes, with the cash winners donating their prizes back to the pot to benefit the recipient. As a camp, we donated 3 “gator tails,” strips of gator leather consisting of the end of the tagged tail, a couple of finished alligator leather items and 8lbs of fresh Alabama gator meat (Mobile Bay gator), raising about $75 for the cause.
The recipient of the fundraising is Stephanie Swartz, a young lady of 21 who suffers from psychogenic seizures as a result of Epilepsy and other related maladies including autism. To add to her woes, her stepfather was recently diagnosed with cancer & is undergoing radiation treatment creating a financial strain upon the family, inducing the band of Brothers of the Hard Core Confederates to organize a day of fun and relief. Our best wishes goes out to the Swartz family and a thank you to J.D. Spivey and the Hard Core Confederates for organizing this mission.
Anyone wishing to donate to this worthy family may do so by visiting the Hard Core Confederates website at: http://hardcoreconfederates.com/page_1opening.html
Capt. Phil Walters