Many Offshore Racing Fans from the late 90’s and early 2000’s will remember Leo Leonard as the enthusiastic and amiable Crew Chief of the Twisted Sticks and Twisted Chicks racing teams. An avid Ohio powerboater from the Great Lakes, Leo could fix anything on an offshore boat and also worked with Keith Eickert and Hardin Marine, helping powerboaters to help themselves with the right parts and service.
After moving to Palm Coast, Florida, years ago, Leo is more often found on a motorcycle than a powerboat. His lovely wife, “Sam” is always at his side and on the back of the bike and unfortunately, they were together when an errant driver move forced the couple into a crash and into medical care. It was then that Sam was also diagnosed with small cell lung cancer—the worst, inoperable strain of the dreaded disease. A fighter through and through, Sam is determined to live for Leo and her two great sons. She is a headstrong woman who we are all putting our money on to beat cancer and prove an inspiration to others.
Since Sam has been denied insurance coverage, her friends in Daytona are putting together a fund raiser to help pay for the astronomical costs of chemotherapy and white blood cell treatments. As the most generous participants in many fund raisers for Boggy Creek and other HOG events, Sam and Leo are now at the receiving end and we hope that people will remember their work for others less fortunate and now help make the good karma “come around.”
A Poker Run will be held in Daytona, Florida on April 20—2, wheels, 3 wheels, 4 wheels—whatever you’ve got—come on out for a great day of riding, entertainment and fun and support Sam and Leo Leonard in their fight against lung cancer.
The White Eagle, (Korona, just north of the Iron Horse on US 1) 10-11 AM $10/hand with free breakfast, $1 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, Then head out to:
Houligan’s – Destination Daytona, Hooters (across from the Speedway), Lollipops – North Grandview Ave., Daytona Beach, and back to the World Famous Iron Horse Saloon, US1 in Ormond Beach.
Last bike in at 3:30 PM
Live music by Country Rocker Bobby Scott will keep you entertained while 50/50 raffles, a silent and live auction, prizes for best and worst hand will keep the action flowing! Special thanks to all the locations and friends who are contributing to the effort, including The Daytona Beach HOG Chapter, Politis & Matovina Law Firm, Budweiser, Twisted Tea, Jim Beam and Thunder Roads Florida Magazine.
Come on out and show support for fellow powersports fans and veterans and friends who need us now more than ever! April 20 – Rain Date May 4, but we’re counting on YOU and sunny skies!
If you cannot make the run but would still like to donate, contact Marilyn DeMartini 954 564 7234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU for your support!