Play poker, help get sister city artists here

August 18, 2009

By Staff

Play poker for a good cause at the Texas Hold ‘em Poker fundraiser Aug. 26 at the Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N.The Issaquah Sister Cities Commission and the American Moroccan International Exchange is hosting the fundraiser to provide money to bring two artists from Issaquah’s sister city, Chefchaouen, Morocco, to Issaquah during Salmon Days, Oct. 3 and 4. The artists will display their artwork at Salmon Days, and share their art and culture with local schools and the community.

This is one of several fundraising events to help bring the artists from Morocco.

“These person-to-person exchanges are powerful in their ability to help people recognize that although certain aspects of our lives may be different, there is still much more that is similar that bonds us as humans,” said Tina Eggers, an organizer of the tournament and city clerk.

The poker tournament is open to people who are of legal age to play the game, she said.

Registration for the poker tournament begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 26; the tournament begins at 6 p.m. The buy-in is a $40 donation.

Flying Pie Pizza will provide pizza at this event. There will also be prizes for the winners, and possibly door prizes as well.

The Issaquah Sister Cities Commission “promotes international goodwill and understanding through people-to-people diplomacy, education and cultural exchanges.”

Reach intern Hunter Deiglmeier at isspress@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquahpress.com.

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