History of Faultlineís KOG Poker Run
In March of 2008, my sister came to visit from Minnesota with her 3 children. On their second day here, we planned a BBQ at Hollister Hills. As my wife, sister, and I were setting up, my daughters and their cousins started playing tag in the yard behind the store. Then the world got turned upside down. My nephew, Kevin, collapsed. My wife started CPR and 911 was called. Park rangers, lifeguards, and volunteers responded immediately and were able to get Kevin to breathe on his own. CALSTAR was called in, and Kevin was flown to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Unfortunately, Kevin died that evening. Unknown to everyone, he had an enlarged heart. |
He was just 9 years old.
The outpouring of support from friends and family was unbelievable. It was very humbling to be on the receiving end of such kindness and generosity. In Kevinís memory, friends and family would gather for a BBQ at Hollister Hills on the anniversary of his death. It was a good reminder of what is really important in life. This also planted a seed that we could, and should, do more. We decided to do a Poker Run, now all we needed was a cause!
2017 Another Cause.. Honestly we're always hoping inside that we won't find a cause. Not because we don't want to help, but because it would be so nice if nobody needed it. Unfortunately, this is not that year.
On June 14, 2016, the family of Officer Mike Katherman was thrown into their worst nightmare as their patriarch was struck down in the line of duty. Friends and neighbors came together to support the Katherman family and help with their home that was in need of repairs. That's when the storms of 2016 started rolling in on Central California.
The Katherman's home is smack in the middle of the worst hit section of San Benito County... Lovers Lane. Once again tragedy had struck and the family was forced from their home as winter storms flooded the area.
This year, all proceeds from the KOG Poker Run will benefit the Katherman family and Lovers Lane flood victims. As an avid off-road enthusiast, Mike would be proud.
Thank you for your support.