Poker tourney will raise funds for BC Cancer Foundation

Team Shooters hosting poker fundraiser at Aldergrove Legion

The community is invited to play a few hands of poker in support of the BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, June 3.

The night is being organized by Team Shooters, who for the past five years have played in the Davinder Basra Memorial Softball Tournament at Softball City. That tournament has raised $70,300 in the past 14 years.

“We have played our hearts out, shed tears and have dedicated moments of silence to remember loved one we have lost and to appreciate how precious life is,” said Jodi Mangat, a Team Shooters member who is organizing the poker tournament.

Mangat’s mother passed away in December 2014 after a two-month fight with pancreatic cancer.

“This poker night is not only for mom, but for all the families who have lost someone special.”

This is her third year organizing a fundraiser, but by far the biggest of the three, with previous events being a hot dog sale and car wash.

The event will be held at the Aldergrove Legion Reception Hall, 26607 Fraser Hwy. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tournament begins at 7 p.m. sharp and the top five players will get paid out.

Pre-sale buy-in is $35 and includes 10,000 poker chips and one beverage. Tickets are available at the door for $40 and that includes 10,000 chips but no beverage. There is an unlimited re-buy option for $20, which is available until the tournament’s second break.

The event will include a cash bar, raffle and door prizes.

One hundred per cent of proceeds will go to the BC Cancer Foundation.

For more information, call Mangat at 604-825-1594.