Thursday, November 20, 2008

Poker Tournament Fund Raiser Results

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue held it’s first annual Texas Hold’em poker tournament November 8th, 2008 to help raise funds for a mobile spay-neuter clinic, cover NWAAR operating costs and to protect animals. Over sixty five people came to participate. Players started entering the event at the Rogers-Bentonville Elk’s Lodge BPOE #2144 at one in the afternoon. Play began at two. Chris Peplinski of the Northwest Arkansas Poker Club oversaw play. Play was intense with players wanting to win the grand prize a 50” flat screen television. Play continued until almost nine that evening. Drawings were made throughout the event for prizes ranging from gift certificates to a portable DVD player. Onlookers watched as the final games were played until the final grand prize winner Richard Coleman won the last hand. Mr. Coleman had just lost his television due to a power surge and was very happy to win the 50” flat screen television.

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue would like to extend a special thank you to Chris and Chrissy Peplinski for assisting NWAAR with organizing and holding the event. NWAAR would also like to thank all the sponsors, the Rogers-Bentonville Elk’s Lodge, Blue Eyes Photo Group for taking event photographs, players and volunteers for their contributions. The event raised just over three thousand dollars for Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue. Keep an eye out for us next year! This event was a lot of work but, we learned a great deal, are very pleased with the outcome and will be holding this event again next year.