Annual Poker Run Benefit for Chloe Randolph Organization Set for June 25th in Western Kentucky
In March 2019, Chloe Randolph was found dead in the Henderson apartment she shared with her husband, Mohamud Abdikadir, and their son, who was 9-months-old at the time. Police found her body in the closet with visible signs of head trauma, and "a deep cut to her neck." Her husband was arrested and charged with her murder. He confessed to the crime a few weeks later, and after several continuances and rescheduled court dates, plead guilty to that charge along with two charges of tampering with evidence back in late September. He is currently in prison serving a 20-year sentence.
Inspiration Born From Tragedy
Determined to not let Chloe simply become another statistic, her parents and close friends saw her tragic death as motivation to help others who find themselves in dangerous relationships. A major step in their journey took place in October 2020 with the opening of The Chloe Randolph Organization Advocacy Center in downtown Henderson.
Located at 324 1st Street, the Center provides a safe space for victims of domestic violence to get the assistance they need to escape the dangerous situation they find themselves in. That help includes counseling, legal assistance, and more.
4th Annual Chloe Randolph Organization Poker Run
Like any organization, it takes money to carry out the mission. Money that is collected through grants, as well as through fundraising events like the upcoming fourth annual Chloe Randolph Organization Poker Run happening on Saturday, June 25th.
The run, a partnership with the Kentucky Motorcycle Association begins and ends at Firedome Wood Fired Pizza at 512 Barrett Boulevard with registration at 10:00 AM. and the first bike out scheduled for 11:00. Registration is $20 for one rider or $30 for two. Extra hands will be available for $5 each. The 116-mile round-trip will take riders on an approximately two-hour and 41-minute ride through five different locations in Henderson, Owensboro, Calhoun, Dixon, and Hanson.
The event will also feature door prizes and a 50/50 half pot.
Jeeps and other vehicles are welcome to participate as well. For more information on the Poker Run, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Source: Chloe Randolph Organization on Facebook]