Group hosts poker run with a twist

Have some fun on the slopes and help a cause

The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports helps people with diverse abilities to ski and snowboard. Photo supplied

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.

FMI: www.visasweb.ca

Facebook: Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports

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