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Ridin for Rover Fundraiser For Humane Society

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- You might have seen a large group of motorcycle riders cruising the streets on Sunday. Close to 300 riders came out to raise money for the Benton-Franklin Humane Society.

The 'Ridin for Rover' Poker Run was put together by Full Throttle Motorcycle Accessories and Desert Thunder in Kennewick.

Riders went for a 103 mile scenic run with several stops. One of them was at the Dairy Queen on Gage Boulevard in Richland.

Organizers say they're glad they can help out a good cause.

"It was sort of a company commitment that we made this year to support the shelter, because they are the only no-kill shelter in this area, all of us are dog and animal lovers and we thought we wanted to help them out with an event," said Heidi Eden, with Full Throttle Motorcycle Accessories.

Eden says other businesses in the community also helped out. Dairy Queen donated sack-lunches to all the riders. It was $10 to enter the run and $5 to bring a passenger along. All proceeds go directly to the Humane Society.