Poker tournament set to benefit Jackson County Sheriff's Mounted Posse

Poker players from far and wide can saddle up again for the 5th Annual Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Poker Tournament.

The tournament will again be held at the VFW Hall, 329 SE Douglas Street, in downtown Lee’s Summit, Saturday, March 3. Check in is 6 p.m.; play begins at 7 p.m. Past tournaments have raised more than $10,000 for the organization and the posse organizers expect this year’s tournament to be the largest yet.

Buy-in for the tournament is a $50 donation, which includes two drinks and appetizers. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds go directly to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse has been in existence for almost 70 years. This all-volunteer group of peacekeepers and ambassadors for Jackson County originated in 1947 to serve the county sheriff. The Mounted Posse is structured as a para-military organization with Ed Adams as this year’s Captain. The Sheriff Posse is always ready to answer departments’ call, whether it is a search and recovery mission, parade duty, horse shows or fundraising events to benefit local charitable organizations.

The Posse 100 is a volunteer organization within the Mounted Posse to support law-enforcement, their families and first responders in Kansas City. The Posse 100 was established in February of 2013 as a division of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse.

For more information on the Posse or tickets to the poker tournament, contact Ed Adams at 816-830-1998 or email eadams2@outlook.com.

For more information on the Mounted Posse, visit www.jscmp.org.