Tickets, sponsorships available with proceeds to support local homeowners in need

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), is hosting its inaugural Hearts & Hammer Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Friday, April 30.

Presented by All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales, Inc., this purpose-driven poker tournament offers a fun night of games, dinner, cocktails and raffle prizes to benefit the quality of life for deserving homeowners in need. Proceeds from the event directly support Lee BIA Builders Care in its mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

The Hearts & Hammer Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament will be held Friday, April 30 at the Fort Myers Event Center, located at 1900 Park Meadows Drive in Fort Myers. Check-in and registration begin at 5:30 p.m., and the tournament starts at 7 p.m. The fundraising event will conclude with cash prizes of up to $1,000 for first, second and third place winners.

Registration for the inaugural charity poker tournament is $100 per player and includes food and beverages. Spectator tickets are $50 and also come with food and beverages.

Allstar Equipment Rentals & Sales is the Presenting Sponsor for the Hearts & Hammer Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. Major Sponsors are Ferguson Enterprises, MOEN, TriCircle Pavers and Turf Equipment Solutions, LLC, and Supporting Sponsors include Ardurra, Belfor Restoration, HONC Industries, iHeartMedia, Lee Building Industry Association, 95.3 OLZ, 107.1 Cat Country, Plumbing Solutions of SWFL, Suncoast Beverage, Waste Pro and Wright Construction Group. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

The deadline to register is April 23. To sign up, or for more information on sponsorships, visit www.LeeBuildersCare.org or contact Builders Care at 239-938-0056 or builderscare@bia.net.

About Lee BIA Builders Care

The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.8 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.