Four years ago, Rodney Goodlett went all over Lawrenceburg, hat in hand, trying to raise a few bucks to fly soldiers home for Christmas.
Fast forward to Saturday and what started as a way to help out a few soldiers has grown into a way of helping many.
Goodlett, who spearheads the local chapter of Defining Forces, said Saturday’s poker run said it was easily the most successful fundraiser he has held so far.
“We brought 13 soldiers home last year,” Goodlett said. “This year, we will probably bring home close to 20.”