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Civic sets Charity Poker Tournament to benefit teachers

By Staff | Jun 29, 2021

A Charity Poker Tournament, to benefit the North Fort Myers Civic Association and its “Adopt a NFM Teacher” program is set for July 25 at Big Storm Brewery in Cape Coral.

The online registration deadline for the event, to be held in conjunction with the HOCAG Foundation is July 25 at noon. Registration is $20 online or $25 at the door, with the event to run from 1-6 p.m. Pre-registration is recommended. Sign up and create an account for HocagCasino.com. After login you will be able to register for this tournament.

The North Fort Myers Civic Association “is bridging the gap between our community and the schools” though its Adopt a NFM Teacher program and will focus on new teachers within North Fort Myers that need help to stock their classrooms with supplies, whether they transferred to a new school or a new teaching position/grade, organizers said,adding 96 percent of teachers buy school supplies so their students do not go without.

Teachers will often purchase supplemental materials to help students struggling to grasp the curriculum,’ Civic said in a release. “These additional resources are not always subsidized by schools. Teachers follow a curriculum, and create their own lesson plans, but for some students, this is not enough for them to truly grasp the material. Most teachers spend $745 a year on supplies. We want to help them as much as we can and donate as much as possible to all 8 North Fort Myers Schools. This is where we need everyone’s help. Come play some poker weather you know how or not. It will be a ton of fun and benefit a great cause.”

Big Storm Brewery is at 4721 S.E. 10th Place.