MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Casey Stamps has participated in The Ace of Hearts poker run for the benefit of the American Heart Association since it was launched in 2017.
"The Heart Association is close to me because I have lost many family members to a heart attack," said Stamps, who has to sit out on Saturday because he needs a series of operations for blockages in his heart and legs.
Tyler Best will ride on Saturday in honor of his father Darrell, who died of a heart attack at the age of 45.
“Since I was a kid, my dad was a big fan of bicycles … starting with sport bikes. He got his first Harley and was one of the happiest people I've ever seen on two wheels, ”said Best, who will join his uncle Chris Best who brought The Ace of Hearts Poker to the Gulf Coast.
You will join an army of bikers who take to the streets raising money to remember those who lost in hopes of saving others for another ride to enjoy.
“Hope to see you out there this weekend. Hopefully the weather will allow it and keep the stands up and the shiny side up, ”Best said.
"Pay in advance. Give as much as you can. Be sure you enjoy your ride and if you run into problems, take care of it. We won't be promised tomorrow. We are not promised until today, and things like this can become life-threatening Run problems. Get your health checked. Get it taken care of … do what you have to, ”said Stamps, who was the first biker to sign up for this year's poker run before realizing he would have an operation this week had to.
Information on how to participate can be found here.