Proud Boys poker run to benefit veterans canceled

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The Proud Boys describes its members as “Western chauvinists” and has been identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Associated Press Phil Drake

A July 24 poker run that was to raise money for veterans with an East Helena VFW post has been canceled, after concerns were raised that the event was being sponsored by the Proud Boys, according to a website posting.

A posting at states the event, which was to launch from East Helena, has been “officially” canceled due to “snowflakes,” which is a term to describe very sensitive people.

“Unfortunately, a few uninformed sheep started causing problems …” the site states.

The posting apologizes for any inconvenience and “hope (y’all) have a great summer.”

Thomas Reeder, who was organizing the event, said Wednesday morning there still may be some kind of a ride, but was unable to provide more information at the time.

In June, Reeder said he would strip the Proud Boys’ name as a sponsor after it was announced the group was

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