More than $1,550 was raised during a recent WHAS Crusade for Children Aviation Poker Run, sponsored by GlobalAir.com and Eagle Aviation. Planes flew out of Bowman Field (LOU) in Louisville, Kentucky, making stops throughout north-central Kentucky at airports in Frankfort (FFT), Lebanon (6I2), Bardstown (BRY) and Elizabethtown (EKX) before returning to Louisville.
At each stop, pilots picked up playing cards, with the best hands winning prizes. Entry fees and proceeds from the events benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children, a Kentucky-based charity that benefits area special-needs children.
Earlier this month, the Crusade’s 57th annual fund-raising drive and telethon raised more than $5.3 million, all of which goes back into the communities from where it was raised.
A raffle also was held, with prizes including autographed memorabilia from University of Louisville coaches Rick Pitino and Charlie Strong, a flight around the city from Classic Biplane Tours, free tech support from Robinson Technical & Financial Management Services, tickets to the Alley Theater’s upcoming production of “Point Break Live,” plus sightseeing flights and a flight lesson from Eagle Aviation.
Donations to the Crusade can be made at WHASCrusade.org
Video of the kids’ flight can be seen here.