Project Creech raises money for vest for local deputies

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Ruff likes to go on poker runs.

"You go to different stops and you're supposed to draw a card and when you get to the very end, the best hand wins," said Ruff.

On Saturday, Ruff and his gang were riding for a different cause. They've driven over 90 miles in honor of fallen Richmond County Deputy Alton Creech.

"Alton Creech used to be a really good friend of ours and he was also apart of our club for about 4 months. He was a brother, " Ruff said.

Deputy Creech died in May from an accident while he was riding his motorcycle.

Saturday, friends, family and community members gathered at the Harley-Davidson in Augusta, to raise money for the Creech Project.

"Creech Project is sponsoring the ride to raise money for higher level bullet proof vest for the motor's division of the Richmond county sheriff's department," said Jean Acox, Creech's mother-in-law.

But organizers say they won't stop there. They plan to have a softball tournament and a scholarship fun in Deputy Creech's name.