FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 5, 2014) – Less than three weeks away, the annual Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit Poker Tournament has only two tables left to sponsor as well as an opportunity to be the event’s Card Sponsor.
Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, the special event, scheduled for Saturday, June 21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, will begin with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. immediately followed by the tournament at 6 p.m. Players are asked to arrive early and be seated before the start of the tournament. Prizes include $2,000 for first place, $750 for second and $250 for third.
Table Sponsors for tables two and three are $1,000 each, while the Card Sponsor package is $2,500. For more information about these available sponsorships, contact Justin Stockman, event chair, at 239-246-5943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’re tremendously thankful for the support we’ve gained from local businesses,” said Stockman. “It’s a great feeling knowing that we’re working together as a community of individuals who believe in the success of our youth.”
Additional sponsors for the event include World Champion Sponsor Scanlon Auto Group, Encore Bank, Total Electric Contracting, Knox Business Solutions, the Law Firm of David Goldberg, Northwestern Mutual, Owen Ames and Kimble, Quattrone and Associations, and Charlie Todd Investment Consulting.
The entry fee for the tournament will be a donation of $125. All other guests not participating in the tournament will be $25 each.
“This is a must-attend event for any poker player,” added Stockman. “The best part is you don’t have to be a great poker player to attend because it’s all about having some fun and supporting our community’s youth and their futures.”
According to Stockman, all event proceeds will benefit the BGCLC’s Summer Enrichment Programs that address the “summer learning loss” experienced by at-risk and underserved youth. With the funds, the Clubs will be able to provide academically focused activities to ensure more than 400 of its members continue to make positive gains in their education and high-yield learning opportunities to promote creativity and participation in the arts. Free, nutritious lunches and snacks will also be provided daily during the camps to keep tummies full and minds sharp, while daily recreation and sports sessions will help youth stay active and healthy.
Space for the tournament is limited and quickly filling up. To register, visit www.bgclcpoker.org. Registration will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. No player substitutions will be permitted. Players must be 21 years old or older to play.
Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship while adapting a healthy lifestyle.
The area’s five Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The BGCLC relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.
For more information about the BGCLC, call 239-334-1886 or visit www.BGCLC.net.