(excerpted from the Miami Herald) About 60 riders participated in the St. Richard’s Catholic Church’s Archbishop’s Poker Run led by Archbishop Thomas Wenski wearing his leathers and riding his Harley-Davidson Street Glide. The Chrome Knights Motorcycle Association and other groups helped the archdiocese organize the poker run which stopped at a fruit stand, a cafe and Peterson’s HD in Miami Gardens.
The proceeds of the run will go to programs that help people in the community recover from various types of addiction, and Wenski is hoping to establish the poker run as annual event to support St. Luke’s.
“Many people know I’ve been riding a motorcycle for some years now, so hopefully they’ll support it even if they don’t ride a motorcycle,” Wenski said. “I pray before, during and after I ride my bike.”