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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Brass Monkey Poker Run and Party -- MAKE-A-WISH

5611 South 36th Street
Omaha NE 68107

I sat down with friend, and new bar owner, Barry Hoffmaster yesterday at his bar...The Brass Monkey.   As if being a first-time bar owner wasn't stressful enough, Barry is getting ready for the fourth annual Make-A-Wish Poker Run and Parking Lot Party this Saturday.

Which begged the first  question I asked Barry...basically...why even worry about the poker run this year when he has more than enough going on when it comes to learning the in's and out's of running the Monkey.   Barry's answer is the exact reason so many people spend countless hours making this one of the most rewarding bar events of the year.  "That would have been the easy way...but I'm not built that way."

You see, unlike other events that may (or may not) actually do any real good, the Brass Monkey event  directly helps a sick child who has simple dreams in life.  100% of all proceeds made on Saturday will go directly to Make-A-Wish.  That includes, the money made from every sale, employees hourly wages, and every dollar in the tip jar.

It's not too often these days that you can attend a fun event, and at the end of the day, KNOW that it's all going to a cause this worthy. In addition to every dime of revenue that will be donated,  Barry said he has been overwhelmed by the countless people that are volunteering their time to make sure the event is its usual success.

Why is this event so important to me?  Simple, I see the hard work, tireless effort and genuine satisfaction from the Monkey Crew as they prepare for this yearly labor of love. Do they have to do this?  Hell no!  They do this because as Barry said, "It's a coming together of everybody in support of a great cause."

So, in short.  Take some time out of your day, stop by the Brass Monkey to hang out with friends old and new, have a few beers and eventually make your way home knowing you did the right thing for a child...while all at the same time having one kick ass day!  I will see you there on Saturday!

Here are the details...

The Brass Monkey Make-a-Wish Poker Run and Parking Lot Party is on Saturday June 29th. Sign up for the poker run will take place at Werner Cycle 14410 Frontier Road between 10am and 2pm. 

Cost for the poker run will be $15 per person $10.00 per passenger $25.00 with T-shirt. All stops on the poker run are in Iowa.

Back at the bar we will have food, vendors, silent auction, raffles and the beer garden. Entry without the poker run is $5.00 and we will have bands from 3pm including:
  • Righteous Pyle
  • It Factor
  • Johnny Reef & The Shipwrecks
  • Off the Grid
  • Erratic Behavior

A special presentation will be made to a previous Make-A-Wish recipient and her father at 7pm.

On behalf of the Monkey Crew...thank you for supporting a great cause!

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