Poker ride to benefit Custer Search & Rescue |

Poker ride to benefit Custer Search & Rescue

The next time you’re lost or injured in the backcountry, the people who come save you may be Custer County Search & Rescue volunteers.

Now, they need your help. The second Annual Friends of Custer County Search & Rescue (FCCSAR) Poker Ride & BBQ lunch will be held August 30st in Custer State Park. “Bring your horse, mule, friends and family and come out to support the mission of Custer County Search & Rescue,” said John Culberson, speaking for the group.

The ride begins near the Custer State Park Airport and will be a scenic loop of about 8 miles around the lower entrance to the French Creek Natural Area.

Starting times are staggered between 8 a.m. and noon. A BBQ lunch will be available for riders and non-riders. A variety of search and rescue vehicles and emergency equipment will be on hand for people to check out.

The fee is $20 to register for the ride before August 20, and $25 for registrations thereafter. Registrations forms and more information can be found at under the “events” tab or by calling Rick March at 605-431-4097.

The FCCSAR, Inc. is a charitable, non-profit that raises funds and builds public support for Custer County Search & Rescue, an all volunteer organization dedicated to providing search, rescue and other emergency responses to people in and around Custer County. CCSAR works with various emergency units in the Black Hills. CCSAR responds to over 40 calls a year, including overdue hikers, wildland fire evacuations, ambulance carry out assists, and technical rescues. For more information, please visit or “Like” us on FaceBook.

–Friends of Custer Search & Rescue