E-T Staff Report

Itís a sure bet that when in need, the Erath County United Way will be there to help.

And on Saturday, those who want to return the favor can place a few bets of their own by participating in a benefit poker championship at the City Hall banquet facility.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the tournament starts at 10 a.m. Buy-in is $40 with re-buys and add-ons available.

The grand prize includes the title of 2008 ECUW Champion, a 32-inch LCD HDTV donated by Gifford TV and Electronics and a custom bracelet crafted and donated by Swindle Jewelry. There will also be prizes awarded for bad bets and cracked aces. All prizes for the event were donated by area businesses and all proceeds will benefit the Erath County United Way.

City Limits and the City Hall banquet facility are located at 1907 East Washington.

Agave menu will be available throughout the tournament and during the lunch break. The limit is 150 players. To reserve your seat, call (254) 592-1242 and leave a message with your name and number.