The Waterford Police Benevolent Fund and the Pontiac Warthogs M/C on Sunday, Aug. 19 will be sponsoring a charity poker run and spaghetti dinner to raise money for Waterford Township Police Officer Annette Miller, who was injured in a serious car accident while on duty in May.
“This event is being held in her honor and to generate funds for the Benevolent Fund for her (medical) expenses,” said Waterford Police Chief Daniel McCaw. “Normally in these situations we hold several fund-raisers and events to help with things the officer can’t do.”
All road-legal vehicles register for the poker run, sponsored by the Pontiac Warthogs, between 10 a.m. and noon Aug. 19 at the Waterford Township Civic Center parking lot located at 5100 Civic Center Drive.
Tickets are $20 per person.
Participants will enjoy a 108-mile ride through picturesque rural areas of northern Oakland County, as well as Livingston and Genesee counties.
A poker run involves riding to certain destinations along a fixed route and picking up a playing card at each destination. By the last destination, whoever has the best poker hand wins. The ride ends at Boomers Roadhouse in Waterford, where a spaghetti/pasta dinner will be served at a cost of $10 per person.
The Waterford Police Benevolent Fund supports injured officers.
There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffles, a silent auction, and a cash bar from 4 to 8 p.m.
Miller, a 16-year veteran of the Waterford Police Department, was seriously injured around 3 p.m. on May 23 when her vehicle crashed into a tree while in pursuit of a speeding motorcyclist in the area of Elizabeth Lake and Scott Lake roads.
Miller sustained extensive damage to her upper and lower extremities, as well as her upper chest cavity. She is currently recuperating at home accompanied by her K-9, Tondo.