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Monday, June 6, 2016

OAB to Host 30th Anniversary Benefit for Nebraska Spina Bifida

Did you know Omaha Area Bikers (OAB) held Omaha’s very first poker run benefit at Musette Bar in Benson, Neb.,  some 30 years ago? Guess what--OAB is still at it today!

Founded in 1986, OAB is a fraternal membership group made up of good hearted men and women who love for motorcycles and fellowship have made OAB stewards in the Omaha metropolitan community. Through over the road fellowship and a live concert, OAB will raise money for kids and families living with spina bifida in Nebraska on Saturday, June 11.

OAB strives to help reduce the emotional, physical, and economic burdens encountered on a daily basis by Nebraska families with spina bifida. Besides raising money OAB also raises awareness for Nebraska children who have spina bifida. Spina bifida literally means "split spine" and is the most common birth defect in the US. Spina bifida causes incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. Every day about eight babies are born in the US with spine bifida or similar birth defects of the brain or spine.

Motorcycle enthusiasts and concert goers are invited to OAB's 30th Anniversary Benefit to help raise money for this cause. On Saturday, June 11, OAB will celebrate its 30th Anniversary Motorcycle Poker Run and live Concert featuring Bo’Dell & The Relics. It will take place at VFW Post #2503, 8904 Military Ave., in Omaha. Poker run sign up before from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., poker run $20 per hand with chance to win $1,000; concert from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., concert only $5 admission.

Silent Auction items available day of event. Proceeds from this year's 30th Anniversary Poker Run and Concert Benefit will go entirely to the Nebraska Spina Bifida Inc. To date, OAB has raised more than $564.000. For the past 25 years OAB has raised money specifically for the local organization, Nebraska Spina Bifida, Inc. OAB sponsors four charity events benefiting Nebraska Spina Bifida a year including: Cajun Dinner, Wild Game Feed, Pancake Feed, oldest annual Motorcycle Poker Run in Omaha.

Monies raised will help Nebraska Spina Bifida families with help financing their medical needs, holding support groups and socials, giving camp scholarships, and advocating to enhance public awareness.

Can’t make this year’s benefit and still want to help? Donations accepted online--just look for a donate button at OAB's website. Connect with OAB on Facebook as well as check out pictures from past OAB Nebraska Spina Bifida fundraising events.

-population-we™ blog post by Becky Bohan Brown
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