Longmire Motorcycle Run Raises $2,000 for Homes for Our Troops Charity
Tom Morton, Townsquare Media
A recent motorcycle poker run organized by an actor in the "Longmire" television series raised more than $2,000 to help build houses for injured veterans.
"Homes for Our Troops builds homes for disabled vets who are severely disabled and need extra changes to a floor plan that doors will open automatic for them, lower (cabinets), wider hallways," said Katee Sackhoff, who plays Deputy Victoria "Vic" Moretti in the popular A&E Network show.
Homes for Our Troops is currently building a house in Montana, and plans to build one in Wyoming, but Sackhoff said she didn't know when that would happen.
She and other actors from the television series, came two weeks ago to the northcentral Wyoming town, which is the model for novelist Craig Johnson's "Longmire" book series.
Other actors on the 103-mile poker run with Sackhoff were Adam Bartley, who plays the deputy nicknamed The Ferg, and Zahn McClarnon who plays the Bureau of Indian Affairs Chief Matthias.
Sackhoff was joined by her fellow actor Tricia Helfer from the "Battlestar Galactica" television series. Together they formed Acting Outlaws, which helps organize events including the poker run through Johnson and Sheridan counties.
"Acting Outlaws is just Katee and I," Helfer said. "We started it a few years ago, trying to figure out how to marry our love of motorcycle riding and trying to do good."
The pair first rode in 2010 from Los Angeles to New Orleans to work with the Gulf Restoration Network to bring awareness about the cleanup after the massive BP oil spill, Helfer said. They recently participated in the Tulip Ride in Seattle to raise money for the the Seattle Humane Society and the American Red Cross, she said.