It doesn’t matter if you know nothing about 5-Card Stud or any Poker game.
It doesn’t matter if you have a boat or not.
What does matter is that your participation in the Children’s Miracle Network Slo-Poker Run helps sick children.
It’s a simple price of just $40 to spend Saturday, October 2 on the water with friends and collect cards for a hand of poker, but what an impact that can make on the lives of children with illnesses and injuries. Better yet, you can help even more when you purchase multiple hands—plus it increases your odds of winning a prize. Top hand wins $750, second and third highest hands win cash (to be determined by number of entries), and the lowest hand wins $100.
But that’s not everything. Each boat registered gets a ditty bag with an official event T-shirt plus coupons good at each of the stops along the course.
At the end of the course, you can purchase one or two extra cards to enhance your hand. Or earn a free card by completing a simple land-based obstacle course, with the winners receiving dinner for two.
As for the “Slo-Poker” name, you guessed it: Speed doesn’t matter. This leisurely competition is based solely on the card game, not how quickly you complete the course. If you or your friends don’t have a boat, contact the folks at the Children’s Miracle Network Slo-Poker Run for information—they may be able to connect you with other boaters, or they can supply you with resources for discounted pontoon rentals.
Too busy to be there? That doesn’t matter as much as you might think. Purchase a hand online to be played for you via a proxy. For the sake of the children, don’t let your schedule keep you from participating.
When a child is sick, nothing else seems to matter. But anything you do to help a child in need most definitely matters.
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