Kilgore Boys & Girls Club is hosting their annual “Reverse Draw Down Fundraiser” Oct. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Texan Theater and a lucky winner (or winners) will walk away with a cash prize.
Originally, 100 tickets for $100 apiece for the event were made available but Boys & Girls Club board member Pam DeCeault said there are only a few tickets remaining.
“There are only 100 sold. What happens is, the night of the event, we start drawing numbers. As the numbers are called, you’re out of the game and the last person standing wins $5,000. What we have done in the past and what I anticipate we’ll do again is, as it gets down to the last 5 people, if they want to split the pot, they can split it or keep going, but everybody has to agree. If there are 5 people and only 4 say split the pot, we keep going,” DeCeault said.
The stakes can get high as the event draws closer to the conclusion of its main event. According to DeCeault, at the 2017 fundraiser one man of the last 5 ticket-holders standing wanted to keep going rather than split the pot. His was the next number called, moving him out of the competition.
A single $100 ticket gets the bearer one chance for the $5,000 prize and a steak dinner. Additional dinner tickets are available for $25.
Tickets will not be available at the door and must be purchased prior to the event.
DeCeault said other games will be held during the event, including a buy-in card game. Masters of ceremonies will be Bill Woodall, former publisher of Kilgore News Herald and Bobby Beane, owner of Laird Insurance Agency.
“There are very few tickets remaining. If someone wants a ticket, they need to call me immediately,” DeCeault said.
For tickets, contact DeCeault at 903-986-2265, ext. 3104.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Kilgore Boys & Girls Club, which provides games, learning opportunities and adult leadership for local youth. On school days, nearly 100 kids can participate in arts and crafts, music outreach and leadership programs such as Passport to Manhood and Smart Girls.
In addition to the proceeds of the event, the fundraiser has three additional sponsors. The major sponsor is AEP SWEPCO and additional sponsors are Watson Report Services and real estate agent Randy Renshaw.
“It’s going to be fun and for a good cause. If they want to come out and donate to the cause, they can do that as well,” DeCeault said.