Mohawk, NY (WIBX) - The 8th Annual Memorial Ride and Poker Run in memory of Scott P. Fifield has been scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2012.  The ride is again being sponsored by The Friends and Family of Scott Fifield, and will benefit the Herkimer County Humane Society.

The ride is in memory of “Scotty” Fifield, an Ilion resident who was killed in a motorcycle accident on August 14, 2004.  Scott had a great love of animals and his friends and family felt this was a special way to honor his memory.

The Ilion Elks  Club, West Street, Ilion is the site of the start of the ride with coffee and donuts for everyone and we will be ending at the Ilion Moose Club, Barringer Road.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.    A donation of $20.00 per vehicle includes lunch on the ride, dinner for one, one poker hand and one chance to win the $100.00 gift certificate from Melfe’s Shoes, Ilion.

Donation for passengers is $15.00 which also includes lunch on the ride, dinner, one poker hand and a chance to win the Melfe’s Shoes gift certificate.    Prizes will be $250.00 for best hand, $150.00 for second best and $100.00 for worst hand.  All street legal transportation is invited to attend.

Don’t want to ride?  No problem, a wonderful dinner will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Ilion Moose Club, Barringer Road, Ilion with Bob Perry and the Invisible Four providing the music.  There will be a 50/50 raffle with first place 1/2 of the money collected, second place a $100.00 gift certificate from Melfe's Shoes and third place a four hour karaoke party from Up on Stage.  There will also be a silent auction with many items and much, much more. There will also be information on all the animals available for adoption from the Herkimer County Humane Society.  Stop by, you might meet your new best friend!   Cost for the dinner is $10.00.

There will be also be an auction of a Utica Club Stein collection which belonged to the late Edward M. Vandawalker.   His family made this donation to honor Mr. Vandawalker and to help out animals.   This is a great addition to Scotty’s Ride and we thank Mr. Vandawalker’s family.   So if you need to add to your Utica Club collection or want to start one, come and check them out!

So, get your motors running, help homeless animals and honor one of your fellow bikers.  All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals housed at the Herkimer County Humane Society, Route 5s, in Mohawk.

To help out or if you have any questions, please call 868-3077 or the shelter at 866-3255.   You can also go to