Vancouver Island Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS) is gearing up for its biggest FUNdraiser of the year, The Herb Bradley Poker Ski Run, March 4.
This year, the non-profit group has redesigned its traditional dual slalom race, and will host a poker run with a twist where participants will ski or snowboard the mountain to dealer locations to fill your poker hand.
“This is a fun-filled day on the mountain,” said Ken Kemper, event chair. “The first leg of the event will be a unique barrel slalom with one of our students leading you through the course to the finish line, where you choose your first card from a dealer.”
Participants continue to four more dealer stations around the mountain on green or blue runs, with each participant drawing a card to fill their poker hand.
For the entry fee of $100 per person, each player receives an all mountain lift pass, an “Official Score Card,” and a ticket for a buffet lunch. Additional “Score Cards” can be purchased for a dollar. Tax receipts upon request.
The society encourages businesses to enter a team of three or four players — a great opportunity to offer a team building day on the slopes for staff and associates.
Who will have bragging rights for the best hand of the day?
Get a group of friends together and enjoy a day on the slopes while supporting a great cause.
VISAS volunteers teach people with diverse abilities to ski, snowboard and cross-country ski at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.
Registration is from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on the Marmot Level of the Alpine Lodge.
Ther event starts at 9 a.m.
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