• Band boosters to host Poker Run fundraiser

Band boosters to host Poker Run fundraiser

The Breckenridge Band Boosters is hosting its first annual Breckenridge Band Poker Run fundraiser. The event will take place Saturday, May 14 on Hubbard Creek Lake.

The booster club is urging those interested in participating to register as soon as possible, with Friday, May 13 the final day to register.

The event will feature live bands, live and silent auctions, raffles, prizes, food, games and attractions for children, and more. Event t-shirts will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Participation in the poker run is not required to attend the full day event. All proceeds from the event benefit the Buckaroo Band Program.

The event will begin with participant check-in at 8 a.m. A breakfast vendor will be available at this time, and silent auction items will be set-up.

At 10 a.m., the Breckenridge High School band will perform a couple of songs, and the flag will be raised. Participants will be able to get into their boats at 10:30 a.m.

The boat parade will begin at 11 a.m., and all participants are encouraged to participate.

The main event, the poker run, will begin at noon. Participants will cruise to six checkpoints set up around the lake. At each location, volunteers will each give participant a playing card.

Adult and student volunteers will be set up at each checkpoint with activities and drink vendors available.

At 4 p.m., the Braden Davis Band will begin their four-hour set. Dinner vendors will be set-up, with food and drinks for purchase. Details on vendors will be available closer to the event.

The poker run will end at 6 p.m., and participants will need to turn in their final hand. The silent auction will close at 7 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., the live auction will begin, and shortly afterward the silent auction and poker run winners will be announced.

The BHS Drumline will perform at 9:30 p.m. to close out the full day of events.

Registration, sponsors

The cost to register a boat in the event is $200, which covers entry for one boat into the event and boat parade, one operator, two passengers, three poker hands, a Poker Run decal, and an event t-shirt. The fee to register a jet-ski is $50, which covers entry for one jet-ski in the event, one operator, one poker hand, and one Poker Run decal.

The cost to register a Jeep is also $50, which covers one entry in the event and Jeep show, one driver, one poker hand, and a Poker Run decal.

Additional poker hands can be purchased for $25.

To register for the event, email breckbandboosters@ gmail.com.

For those interested in sponsoring the event, two levels are available. The $1,000 Check Point Sponsorship includes a banner with the companies name/ logo displayed at the event; a 1st Annual Poker Run decal; logo added to the event map and; mention on the poker run radio ad; and full access to a lakefront checkpoint during the event.

The $500 Check Point Sponsorship includes company name/logo on a banner with another company dis played during the event at Ron Hoover Marina; shared access to a lakefront checkpoint during the event; logo on the event map; and mention at the event.

A $250 donation will include a logo on the event map, and mention at the event.

What is a poker run?

A poker run is a game of chance and only the boat with the best poker hand wins.

Each participating en trant navigates a carefully charted course, stopping at seven checkpoints along the route to pick up a sealed envelope containing a single playing card.

At the final checkpoint, the envelopes are opened and the individual holding the best poker hand is declared the winner.

For more information about the event, email the Breckenridge Band Boosters at breckbandboosters@ gmail.com or follow their Facebook page.

Breckenridge American

114 East Elm Street

PO Box 871

Breckenridge, Texas 76424

Phone: (254) 559-5412
Fax: (940) 228-0589