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Charity poker tournament announced
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The top prize in the upcoming Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament will depend on the number of people who play. If more than 250 players sign up, first prize is $1,500.

That decreases to $1,000 if there are 100 to 250 players, and $750 if fewer than 100 get in the game.

The Texas Hold ‘Em tournament is set for Sunday, Oct. 17 at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room, 3017 10th, Great Bend. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and play starts at 1 p.m. Chair rental is $25 and $5 bounties are optional; concessions will be provided.

"We are eager to award the $1,500 in prize money but we need enough poker players to justify it," said Connie Oetken, Sunflower director of development. "We hope past tourney participants plan to attend and encourage their friends and families to join in the fun.

"This is a great way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon and help people with developmental disabilities at the same time," Oetken added. "Every cent of the money we raise will stay in central Kansas to help our neighbors with special needs."

Sunflower is a non-profit agency serving babies, toddlers and adults with developmental disabilities in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties.