Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Bettin the Ranch

YAHOO! We have secured Ringers on 4th street as the location for this years "Bettin the Ranch' event. On December 8th, 160 people will converge upon their establishment and play a tournament of what else, but Texas hold 'em. We are still digging around for prizes but we have already secured SXSW music badges, and working on getting a silent auction off the ground.

All proceeds will go to AIGA Austin education endeavors. So if you are around and in Texas come on by. Its gonna be a great time.


sean said...

More Info:

Bettin' The Ranch: Texas Hold 'Em and Silent Art Auction.

Join us on December 8th and turn vice into virtue for the Poker Tournament and Silent Art Auction Benefit. We're looking for a full house to help support AIGA Austin's efforts to further excellence and education in design. You can raise at will during the silent art auction, with one-of-a-kind items from the country's leading designers Then try your hand at the Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament. We'll have plenty of pointers for everyone who wants to try their beginner's luck . And we've got some fantastic prizes in store to sweeten the pot. It's a party that'll give new meaning to the words "Deck the Halls". You can bet the ranch on that.

First Prize: One Pair of SXSW 2006 Music Badges (value: $1150)
Second Prize: Guided Hill Country Fly Fishing Excursion (value: $325)
Third Prize: Dinner for Two at FINO (value: $100)
Fourth Prize: A Hug (value: priceless)

Includes 2,000 points in tourney chips, prizes and silent auction access.
21 and over only. RSVP for group tables of 8 and preferred seating to One $25 rebuy/add-on available in first hour.

Thursday, December 8, 2005
Ringer's Bar and Lounge, 5th and Colorado
Cash bar and full menu available.

Registration and Auction Preview Begins: 6:30pm
Auction Opens: 7:00pm
Tournament Begins: 7:30pm
Auction Closes: 9:30pm

Net proceeds will benefit AIGA Austin. AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to furthering excellence in design as a broadly-defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

For more information about this event, please visit the AIGA Austin website at or contact Diana at .

sean said...

more aucton info:

we have recieved some great stuff for the auction. Some artists who have given donated are, but not limited to:

james victore
joel nakamura
chip kidd
charles anderson
david kampa
marc burkhardt
decoder ring
laurie demartino

check back for more....