The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) is hosting their fifth annual Charity Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Thursday, March 31 at Gleneagles Country Club. The Title Sponsor is Money Matters with Ken Moraif.

“The cities of Frisco, McKinney and Plano, where we have branches, represent some of the fastest growing cities in the region, and we must be prepared for continued increases in the number of children we serve. We hold fundraisers like this in order to help expand our nationally recognized programming to serve more Collin County children and to be able to expand to additional cities,” said Mike Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of the BGCCC.

The event helps to provide to families like Ms. B (name withheld), who the BGCCC met at a McKinney Housing Authority Meeting. This single mother of four now has her children attending the clubs. The BGCCC picks them at their schools, brings them to the club, where the receive a balanced meal, homework help and daily programs that will help them make the right decisions in life. These children are also involved with sports programs and cheerleading, and their mom knows exactly where they are each day. Your support will help the BGCCC provide this type of programs to hundreds of other families who are in need in Collin County.

“The BGCCC has done a great job accomplishing their mission of enabling all young people to become productive, caring and responsible citizens in our communities. Ensuring a safe, nurturing environment after school and during the summer is extremely important to enabling these children to make the right decisions in life. The excellent programs provided to these children concentrate on academic and career programs, development of character and leadership skills, and the importance of health and life skills. I want to do everything that I can do to help give children the tools they need to achieve great futures,” stated Ken Moraif of Money Matters.

This year’s event will be held on Thursday, March 31 at Gleneagles Country Club, 5401 West Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093. Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating begins at 7 p.m. PetroVen, Inc., Granite Properties and LoanStar Home Lending have joined the list of sponsors. Additional sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are still available. To register for the tournament or become a sponsor, visit

Individual players are to make a $100 donation to BGCCC. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening and blackjack will be available for guests that do not prefer poker for a $50 donation.

The BGCCC is also selling raffle tickets for a five-night stay in a beautiful four-bedroom, five-bath home in Punta Mita, Mexico. This 4,200-sqare-foot home that sleeps eight people is located in a gated community on the remarkable Jack Nicklaus signature resort golf course. Tickets are $100 each, with only 300 tickets being sold. You can buy raffle tickets on line at

For more information, contact Laura Bese at 214.544.8924 x105 or

Fifth Annual Charity Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

When: Thursday, March 31, 6 p.m.

Where: Gleneagles Country Club, 5401 West Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093

Cost: $100


Contact: Laura Bese at 214.544.8924 x105 or

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) has been meeting the needs of children in Collin County since 1968. The BGCCC’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The organization currently serves over 7,000 children through its after-school, summer and outreach programs. BGCCC currently provides transportation from 69 Collin County schools and 6 community locations to its branches in McKinney, Frisco and Plano as well as an extension site at Shepton High School in West Plano.

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