I had a blast hosting the Texas Hold’em poker tournament that benefited Make a Child Smile (http://makeachildsmile.net, to be rebuilt soon). All of the donations and monies are tax deductable. The tournament was held at the Knights of Columbus hall in Conway Arkansas which was AWESOME on 03/27/2010. Although I didn’t attend Arkansas’ Funniest Person this year so that I could help MACS, I still had just as much fun and it was for a GREAT Arkansas’ Cause.
If you missed this event, you missed a lot. It was great to see so many people there supporting this. The sponsors really stepped up to the plate providing funds, door prizes, food, support, etc. It was VERY touching and impressive to say the least. From what I was told, this event has been steadily growing and growing since it was started. The next event you may want to get in on early. This year’s big prize was $500 and there were prizes for several others.
An article will likely be in the Log Cabin Democrat soon. They were there snapping photos and meeting and greeting the folks. Their link is http://thecabin.net.
It was such a huge honor to host this event. I don’t know anything about poker but it was a blast to watch, entertain the folks and help move it along. I got to meet a lot of new people, folks from Facebook (http://facebook.com/comediandoc); I even got to see some old friends too. There was GREAT food, drinks, and more… everything you would need / want, ok almost everything. On top of all that, they gave away door prizes throughout the night.
There were some VERY serious players there that I’m glad we aren’t in the old west because they didn’t like the distractions… hehehe, but I held firm, LMAO!
As always, I was cutting up, acting crazy, being silly and getting as many hugs and handshakes in as I could. I enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to being at the next event.