NEW INFORMATION: Poker run raises $1,675 for La Crosse non-profit

Courtesy: Globe University-La Crosse campus
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BANGOR, Wis. (WEAU) -- An event aimed at helping domestic abuse victims has raised $1,675.

"Augie," who owns Augie's Bar and Grill in Bangor and organizes the event, said nearly 80 people participated in the 4th annual Augie's Poker Run on Saturday. He said the turnout was down a little bit from last year. He believes poor weather conditions were a factor. Participants stopped at five other taverns to pick up cards. The goal is to complete a poker hand. The money from the poker run goes to New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Center in La Crosse.

"Augie" said the number of people riding bikes in this year's event was "way down," and that people took cars and trucks instead. Some even rode a bus.

Last year's event raised $2,000.

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