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Local motorcycle club donates money to Shriners
Pictured is Darin Martin, a member of Sunflower Shrine Club and 2017 Potentate of ISIS Shrine and Mike Urban, president of the Kansas Sidewinders Motorcycle Club.

On Nov. 10, 2018, the Kansas Sidewinders Motorcycle Club (KSMC) held its annual “Casino Night” in Ellinwood. Each year the club holds the event as a fundraiser, but the money doesn’t stay within their club. They donate it to another local organization for use.  

For the second year in a row, KSMC has donated the money to Sunflower Shrine Club based out of Great Bend. Sunflower Shrine Club, a part of ISIS Shrine Temple in Salina, helps financially support local families as they travel to and from doctor appointments at Shriners Hospitals for Children.  

Shriners Hospitals for Children is one of the largest pediatric sub-specialty health-care systems in the world, providing specialized care to children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Each of the 22 locations specializes in one or more of the broad service lines. All care and services are provided to children up to age 18 regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

This year, KSMC raised and donated $10,600 to Sunflower Shrine Club. The money was raised by silent auction, live auction, and entry into the event. This money will go a long way in supporting local families.