View Full Version : Texas Hold'em Fundraiser

03-05-2008, 02:44 PM
There is going to be a Texas Hold'em style Fundraiser on Friday, March 28th, the night before the T-Day game on Saturday. It's called "Trojan Hold'em"!

This is one of many events during the Spring Reunion weekend.

There are a total of 99 seats in the Main Event, and there will be single-table (some may know them as ring or sit-n-go) games, and blackjack and a raffle. The donation to enter the Main Event is $100, and the proceeds for the night will go to the Pike County Alumni Chapter, and they will in turn donate half of their proceeds to the Bibb Graves Renovation Project.

There are going to be tremendous prizes for this event. Packages to Biloxi and the Gulf Coast (Destin/Ft. Walton), golf packages, signed sports items, and more.

To find out more, go to www.holdemonthehighway.com or call 850-685-0544. You can pre-register online, as well as, make your donation securely through Pay Pal.

Oh yeah, there are a couple of special challenges too. First, the highest finishing Chapter President (or designee) will get a prize, and the chapter with the most participants will also get a prize.

03-05-2008, 03:32 PM
Can current students get in on this? I love me some Texas Hold'em!

03-06-2008, 03:15 PM
Can current students get in on this? I love me some Texas Hold'em!

Yes, if you are 18. Now, the top 9 prizes will include accommodations at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, in which case you will not be able to play in the Casino unless you are 21.

The Single table games will have prizes avaialble too.

There will be flyers going up around town and campus starting next week.

03-06-2008, 10:32 PM
I guess it is good that I'm over 21 then, isn't it?

I'm definitely going to consider this!

03-09-2008, 11:06 AM
If you haven't been to the Beau Rivage you are really missing out. I haven't been since the Hurricane, but before the Hurricane that was by far one of the nicest places in Biloxi... They were closed for over a year while renovating so I am sure it is back to how great it was...

I went there before my gastric bypass (probably a good reason I weighed 400 lbs before my surgery!) : ) Their buffet was INCREDIBLE! And reasonable... Lets see.. Omelates made to order for breakfast, pasta made to order for dinner, just absolutely incredible.

I just wish I played more cards.. I know how Hold 'Em works, but considering I have played online about 2 times in my life I don't think I would be much competition and wouldn't have much fun losing in the first table... I might put up the 100 bucks for someone to play in my place... That is an idea.

03-10-2008, 06:23 AM

That is definitely an option. We had someone do that a couple of years ago when we had our first small fundraiser down here in Destin. A non-playing donor sponsored a person to play. If you do know someone who would like play and you want to sponsor them, please fill out the on-line registration, and where it says "Company Sponsor", put your name in that spot.

03-28-2008, 09:29 AM
Who all is going tonight?

(hate that I'm missing baseball for it)

04-02-2008, 04:35 PM
Who all is going tonight?

(hate that I'm missing baseball for it)

How did the poker event turn out - i couldnt make and have not heard much about it.

04-02-2008, 05:08 PM
How did the poker event turn out - i couldnt make and have not heard much about it.

Well, I don't want to speak for anybody because I don't know exactly what they would deem successful as far as turnout goes.

I do know, the main event was supposed to be capped at 99 players and may have had around 30. There were no cash games going, and there were only a couple of blackjack tables.

I think its an awesome idea and I had a blast while I was there, but it would've gone over better had more people shown up. Perhaps it was poor scheduling it during the baseball game. I hated missing the game.

Navarre Trojan
04-02-2008, 09:31 PM
They put on a great event. The prizes were awesome, the door prizes were awesome, they had waitress come by the table and bring you drinks, the $100 got you $6000 in chips, food, liquor, a 'goodie bag' with a bottle koze, a coffee cup, a sleve of Troy logo golf balls, and some other trinkets, all in a 6-pack cooler. It was great!!

I hate that I had to miss the baseball game but I am glad I went to the fund raiser. Probably because I won four or five really good prizes (3 twosomes at 3 seperate B'ham golf courses, a two night stay at the Dunes in San Destin, a one night with two buffets, and two spas at the Beau in Biloxi, along with some other stuff - but it was a cool event).

I finished ninth in the poker tourny (first one out at the final table) and that was good enough for a one night stay at the Beau (I am thinking in Sept, when I fly into Biloxi late on Saturday night, Sept 20th after we kick the crap out of Ohio St!!!).

I think they were disappointed in the turnout, but there is a first time for everything and they were in the black make no mistake. The re-buys alone kept them rolling. It isn't always about the number of people playing the beginning, it's about the number of people willing to re-buy and stay in the game.