Lake Area United Way and Horseshoe Casino teamed up for a charity Texas Hold 'Em Tournament. Tournament Chair Aaron McDermott says the idea came about because he wanted to create a unique fundraiser that had not already been done and Horseshoe Casino provided the perfect setting . McDemott says they look forward to growing the event even more next year. Lake Area United Way Relationship Manager Shellie Dell says just the proceeds from the first day of the tournament, October 16th, went toward their organization. Dell says right now they are in the middle of their 2013-14 Employee Giving Campaign and the goal is to get a combination of one-thousand new donors and volunteers.
If you would like more information on how to donate to the Lake Area United Way, http://lauw.org/