The Suffield Knights of Columbus runs a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on the first Friday of the month from October through April. The game is hosted by the VFW Landry Sic Post 9544 located at 972 Sheldon St. in Suffield. $5 of the $30 entry fee is donated to Suffield Community Aid and directed to help veterans in need. The 2017-18 season generated a donation totaling $1,500.
Within the past year, five veterans have been served through this fund for the following purposes: provided rental of a hospital bed for a veteran being discharged back home; covered the cost of an emergency call system for a veteran with a history of falls; helped with rental aid for a veteran diagnosed with terminal cancer; was used to purchase medical equipment; assisted a veteran and his family affected by the partial government shut-down with a partial rent payment.
The final game of this season will be April 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. We hope to have a good turnout to complete another successful year.