In a world where the cost of everything is rising, it has never been more important for local amateur sporting clubs to rely on the funding and donations from its players and members to help cover the costs of running a not for profit sporting organisation.

One of the most popular ways to do this is through fundraising events, of which the team at Poker Deluxe specialise in.  Not only does the club get to put on a great social event for its members that everyone will be talking about after, but Poker Deluxe will also guarantee a minimum of $1000 profit raised provided there are at least 50 players on the night.

On Saturday 20th May 2017, Greensborough Junior Football Club hosted a Poker Deluxe fundraiser to help raise money for one of their junior teams to head over to Western Australia to compete in a local junior football tournament against local Perth teams.  They do this every two years with the WA team coming over to Victoria every other year.

The trip is completely self-funded by the club and allows junior players to experience what it is like to travel interstate as a team and compete.  They travel, train, stay, eat, and compete as a team, which allows them to gain invaluable experience of what it is like to be part of a team environment and develop necessary skills to be successful both in the sporting world, and in their personal lives.

Over 50 people attended the night, with many more coming along to cheer on the players and support the club.  With a 7 night accommodation package to Bali valued at $1600 on offer to the winner, as well as some great prizes for the top 9 finishers, the competition was fierce.  What makes Poker Deluxe fundraisers so successful is that for the first 1 hour and 15 minutes, players are allowed to buy more chips.  This not only gives players added entertainment in case they lose their chips early, but it gives them a better chance of making the final 9 whilst also raising money for the club as 100% of the rebuys on the night goes straight back to the fundraiser, so it’s win-win!

After almost 3 hours of poker, a winner was finally crowned with over $3000 being raised for to Western Australia trip that is happening in 2018.  This was Greensborough Junior Football Club’s third poker fundraiser and locked in as an annual event on the social calendar.  Over the last three events, the club has raised just shy of $10,000.

Without fundraising events such as those hosted by Poker Deluxe, along with the support of club players and members, a lot of local sporting clubs would not exist.  To find out more information about how Poker Deluxe fundraisers work or to book in your 2017 fundraiser, call the team at Poker Deluxe on 1300 1POKER (1300 176 537) or CLICK HERE to have a look at the fundraiser packages.