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Play poker with the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County!

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) is pleased to announce their 8th Annual Charity Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Thursday, March 21st, at Gleneagles Country Club. The Title Sponsor for the eighth year is Money Matters with Ken Moraif. BGCCC has branches in the cities of Frisco, McKinney, and Plano and serves over 3,260 young people from 5-18 as members. When combined, the after school, summer and outreach programs, touch the lives of 9,400 youth annually. The Clubs have continued to grow as this area expands with new companies increasing jobs and bringing families into one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S.

“In 2018 alone, we grew 20% and these types of fund-raising events help us to serve more children,” said Debra Sweezer, Chief Operating Officer. “This type of growth brings us closer to having a “Full House” in each of our locations and emphasizes the need for support.”

BGCCC has 21 buses that brings members from 74 schools to the branches and has plans to expand to other cities in Collin County in able to reach more children.

The Title Sponsor of this event is Money Matters with Ken Moraif and BGCCC is honored to have Ken and his company helping raise funds for their nationally known programs. Their dedicated and professional staff focuses on Academic Excellence, building Character & Leadership and Health & Life Skills. There programs work, as 100% of the children advance to the next grade level on time, 100% of seniors graduate and go on to community colleges, four-year schools or the military and no children are in the juvenile justice system.

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“BGCCC does a great job of accomplishing their mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need them the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. They provide a safe, nurturing environment after school and during the summer with programs that help these children make the right decisions in life,” said Ken Moraif. “I want to do all that I can to provide these children with the tools to build better futures. They are the key to our future.”

This year’s event will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Gleneagles Country Club, 5401 West Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093. Doors open at 5:30PM and seating begins at 7:00PM. Town & Country Roofing Country and Ralph Stow have joined the list of sponsors. Additional sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are still available. To register for the tournament or become a sponsor please visit www.bgccc.org/poker.

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.

BGCCC is also selling raffle tickets for exclusive stay for 4 people for 4 nights of your choice of land or sea gateway at one of these locations: Bahamas, 2 Costa Rica Properties, Los Cabos, San Diego, Aspen, Beaver Creek, or Deer Valley. Tickets are $100 each, with only 350 tickets being sold. You can buy raffle tickets on line at www.bgccc.org/poker.

Please contact Laura Bese at (469) 888-4620 x105 or [email protected] with any questions.

Aayushi Pramanik
Aayushi Pramanik is a sophomore at Williams College. When not working or studying economics and math, she enjoys dancing, singing, and taking countless photos with her camera.

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