Thursday, June 11, 2009
Come Try Your Hand at the Monaghan-Koehlar First Annual “Water’s Thicker Than Blood” Poker Crawl benefiting the Youth Rescue Initiative
Saturday, June 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
It begins at 13 Monaghan located on 517 Frenchmen St at 10:30 AM.
$30.00 a Hand
The Monaghan and Koehlars' will be remembering Jim Monaghan with the ultimate tribute: a Poker Crawl led from bar to bar throughout the French Quarter with a parade featuring Bagpipes and The Big Easy Rollergirls.
Kicking off at 13 Monaghan, participants will receive their first card before following the bagpipes to Molly’s at the Market, Jim Monaghan’s flagship bar. The third and fourth cards are dealt at the Boondock Saint and BBC, and by the time the parade hits Erin Rose participants will have a full hand to be judged.
In addition to getting commemorative t-shirt with each hand played, cash prizes will be awarded:
Best Hand - $500
2nd Best Hand - $250
3rd Best Hand - $150
Worst Hand - $100
In memory of Jim Monaghan’s generosity and grassroots commitment to helping children, all proceeds will be donated to the Youth Rescue Initiative. A local non-profit headed up by Jim Bernazzani, former FBI Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division, the Youth Rescue Initiative is honored to receive this support of their mission of “Empowering the Children of New Orleans”.
To quote Jim Monaghan:
"What the French Quarter needs is asses on chairs"
Let’s make sure there’s plenty of them on Saturday, June 20!