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Challenge Casino Night – 25 February 2017

Saturday 25 February 2017, was the Club Marine Series ~ Keeping Cancer at Bay race and after a great day’s sailing, Members and their guests were treated to some after race celebrations complete with a gold coin donation BBQ supplied by Challenge and their trusty volunteers and live music entertainment from the fabulous Velvet Corporation trio.  

But the fun didn’t stop there.  

The Harbour View Restaurant was transformed into a casino offering Blackjack, Roulette and Poker.  

A silent auction raised some interest with some fantastic and highly sought after items up for grabs, well done to those who secured their desired item!  

Meanwhile, the Olympic Room, where the serious players had a flutter, the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament took place.  

SYC’s “Resident Rookie”, Jenny Vickery, took home the accolade of “Texas Hold’em Tournament Champion” and the dynamic duo of SYC Members Mike Smith and Jill Burness were the “Casino Experience” Winners from all that took part in the games in the HVR, having won the most chips on the Blackjack table.  

Musician, Steve Wade entertained those in the HVR through to the night’s close.

Carolyn White had been busy selling raffle tickets, assisting with acquiring silent auction items and spruiking the event in the lead up and was there to draw the raffle on the night, congratulations to our winners:

First Prize:  Jewellery to the value of $1500, thanks to Darrowby Fine Jewellers – Eryl Harris

Second Prize:  3 Nights (Fri-Sun) in a Deluxe Cabin at San Remo Holiday Park for 4 – George Shaw

Third Prize:  A dozen bottles of Pocketwatch 2014 Pinot Noir – David Cochran

A great night was had by all that attended and participated in raising money for one of our major charities, Challenge – supporting kids with cancer. The final figure is still being calculated, but our number crunchers tell us, over $9,000 was raised.

A huge thanks to the Challenge Volunteers, Poker Times Fun Casino and Velvet Corporation who donated their time and services to the event, the individuals and companies who generously donated to the raffle and silent auction and special thanks to Carolyn White, Robyn Coombs and Kate Mitchell for their assistance and prize donations.

Jenny Vickery - Texas Hold'em Tournament Champion            Mike Smith and Jill Burness - Casino Experience Winners

Jenny Vickery                                                        Mike Smith + Jill Burness
Texas Hold’em Champion                                 Casino Experience Winners

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