A fundraiser on Saturday benefits the EMTS hurt in a horrible crash three months ago. Hundreds of bikers turned out for a poker run that started in Weeping Water.
"Bikers are generous people and it's probably the best way to make money," said Steve Hansen, an organizer.
Hansen organized the Honor Valor Run Robert Hanes Memorial, in dedication to his friend.
"He was nice and happy go-lucky. Super nice guy," said Hansen.
Bob Hanes, a volunteer EMT, was driving an ambulance with two other EMTS on June 11. One of them happened to be his daughter. That night, the sheriff's department says a pickup driver crashed head on with the ambulance. Bob and the other driver died.
"The Hanes family is a very caring family and always has been," said Dave Brouhard, a family friend.
Participants registered at Weeping Water's Community Center where they could also buy baked goods. Those funds go to the patient the EMTS were transporting that night.
"He [Luther Gunnels] and his wife are raising two grandchildren and times are tough for them," said Mary Crook, one of the organizers for the bake sale.
At each stop, poker players get a stamp. The last stop is at the Cass County Fairgrounds where the winner of the best poker hand wins prize money. Everyone also gets to enjoy a concert. The concert includes Johnny on the Spot, Shadow Ridge, and Hillbilly Debille.
Registration fees are $25 per hand and $10 for a second hand.
"We are going to keep this going every year. The money next year will go into a fund for the Cass County EMT and the fire department," said Hansen.
Donations cane be made to the Bob Hanes Memorial Poker Run at First Nebraska Bank in Weeping Water.