Registration Open for 2023 Chloe Randolph Organization Poker Run in Henderson
In March 2019, Chloe Randolph was found dead in the Henderson apartment she shared with her husband, Mohamud Abdikadir, and their son, who was 9-months-old at the time. Police found her body in the closet with visible signs of head trauma, and "a deep cut to her neck." Her husband was arrested and charged with her murder. He confessed to the crime a few weeks later, and after several continuances and rescheduled court dates, plead guilty to that charge along with two charges of tampering with evidence back in late September. He is currently in prison serving a 20-year sentence.
Inspiration Born From Tragedy
Determined to not let Chloe simply become another statistic, her parents and close friends saw her tragic death as motivation to help others who find themselves in dangerous relationships. A major step in their journey took place in October 2020 with the opening of The Chloe Randolph Organization Advocacy Center in downtown Henderson.
Located at 324 1st Street, the Center provides a safe space for victims of domestic violence to get the assistance they need to escape the dangerous situation they find themselves in. That help includes counseling, legal assistance, and more.
5th Annual Chloe Randolph Organization Poker Run
Like any organization, it takes money, and a lot of it, to carry out its mission. Money that's collected through grants, as well as through fundraising events like the upcoming fifth annual Chloe Randolph Organization Poker Run happening on Saturday, June 24th.
The run, a partnership with the Kentucky Motorcycle Association begins and ends at Firedome Wood Fired Pizza at 512 Barrett Boulevard with registration at 10:00 AM. and the first bike out scheduled for 11:30. Registration is $20 for one rider or $30 for two with extra hands available for $5 each.
Additional Donation Opportunities
Even if you don't have a motorcycle and can't participate in the run itself, you'll still have an opportunity to donate to the cause while enjoying some great food as Firedome will donate 15% of your dine-in or carryout order to the Organization from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM that evening.
Organizers are also looking for businesses that are interested in sponsoring the run as well as local vendors interested in setting up a table and selling whatever products you have to offer. For more information on being a sponsor or reserving vendor space, send an e-mail to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.