March 27, 2008

Texas Hold’em Event to Cap Off After-Prom Fundraisers

An entertaining game of Texas Hold’em combined with a good cause sounds like a recipe for a successful fundraiser.

The Scotland County After Prom Parents group is hoping the popularity of the poker game will draw a full crowd and help cap off another big year of donations for the annual event.

SCAPP is hosting the Texas Hold’em Tournament Thursday, April 3rd at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Memphis. The tournament will start at 7:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 50 entrants. The cost of the event is $40, with the proceeds going to the 2008 SCR-I After Prom Party.

The card players won’t just be supporting a good cause. One lucky winner will take home a custom-built poker table. A number of other donated prizes will be handed out in addition to this grand prize.

The tournament will cap off a season of fundraisers that included sales of t-shirts and Butterbraid pastry products. The group also raised money with the boosters signs program that advertised area supporters during SCR-I home sporting events. The main fundraiser was again the annual elementary school basketball tournament ran by the Scotland County Fire Department in conjunction with SCAPP volunteers. The later raised $3,600 this year.

The revenue from all of these events helps pay for food and entertainment at the party hosted at the SCR-I elementary school following the completion of prom on April 26th. Students and their guests have the opportunity to win prizes given away at the end of the event.

This year SCAPP will give away a laptop computer to one senior boy and one senior girl in attendance at the party. The two computers will highlight a huge list of gifts to be handed out to attendees.

“The whole idea of the after prom party is to keep the kids off the streets and keep them safe,” said SCAPP president Beth Johnson. “Thanks to all of the work done by the volunteers, we are able to offer some amazing prizes that we hope will make it worth their while for all the kids to come to the after prom party, have a good time and be safe.”>

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