Dinghy Poker Run
It’s not too early to start thinking about having fun and helping a good cause.
For those of you who are new to the Poker Run, here’s how it works: Hands sell for $10@ or$25/3 (including 1 lunch/hand!) at the Tiki Bar at 9:30am and the “run” is from 11am - 1pm. Players take small boats to 6-7 docks where they draw a card at each dock to fill their hand(s), or you may do land only hands at the Tiki Bar. Prizes will be awarded for the highest hands. Lunch will be served from 12:30 – whenever. Live and Silent auctions and 50-50 raffle are held following lunch.
This is a community event, open to everyone, but staffed primarily by the membership. The proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Heartworks, a cause near and dear to our very own Laurie Sampson.
“HeartWorks is a 501©(3) nonprofit community service agency in Bayboro, North Carolina. Our mission is to address the underserved mental and physical health needs of youth and their families in Pamlico County and surrounding areas. Education is the cornerstone of our efforts. Nurturing is our method.”
It takes a village to make this event a success, so I am recruiting volunteers now. There are opportunities to help well in advance and lots of jobs to be done the day of the event.
AUCTION ITEMS: As you do your Spring cleaning keep an eye out for nice quality items in new or nearly new condition to be used for prizes, and the silent or live auctions. Possibilities include: Antiques, jewelry, boating items, artwork, gift baskets, vacation home/time share weekend (or week ), Gift certificates for stores or restaurants.
SPONSOR SOLICITATION: Approach businesses that you support to make monetary or in-kind donations
DOCK MASTER: Staff a local dock on the day of the event to be the dealer and recorder for the Poker Hands. This is a fun job which may include the use of water guns or jello shots.
FOOD: We purchase main course and sides but we need people to set-up and serve.
DESERTS: We need people to make deserts. This year, finger friendly please: cookies, cupcakes, fruit; you get the idea.
SET UP and BREAKDOWN: Set-up would be early Sat morning and involves moving a small tent, tables and chairs to the site and setting them up
MISC: Selling Poker Hands, setting up/labeling auction items, recording auction results/receiving payments, raffle tickets,
If you are willing to help, either by being a lead for a particular task or by just being a worker bee please contact Alice Petree 703-628-8123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is another opportunity for NSA to give back to the community while having a great time. COME JOIN THE FUN!