When Aunt Lori got to the Green Mill where I was with the kids, she started joking about 'shaking people down' for donations. That turned into her and the kids (Raine, Saxon, and Lori's daughter Emma) going on the Poker Run!! The girls carried a Vikings bucket around at all of the stops and asked for donations to help fight CF. They did really good - they raised over $90!!! It's hard to say no to those cuties!!
We had 13 cards played for our first attempt at the Poker Run. After paying out for our High Hand Prize (2 pairs - 9's and K's) we still had made $70 (we also received a $5 donation at the Green Mill). So $160 for our first Poker Run, and not much at all in expenses - just the tagboard, printing, and stamps.
Some thoughts for next year:
- The Poker Stops
- Liability Waivers
- Cash Payout
- Not required to be present for drawing (last minute change)
- Hours - shorter (2-5?)
- Providing maps of the route
- More advertising
- Later in the year (end Sept/begin Oct) to avoid state fair/vacations
- Actual raffle (?)