What’s In Store For This Year’s Competition
Treasure Valley in Boise, Idaho is the host of the much-anticipated Randy Carpenter Memorial Treasure Valley Poker/Golf Tournament. The foundation has a lot in store for Idaho residents on its tenth year anniversary celebration. Last June 21 to 22, 2013, the foundation held the first leg of the Poker/Golf Tournament in Eagle Crest Convention Center in Redmond, Oregon. With the success of this first half of the decade anniversary, the organization is psyched to expect the same warm reception in Boise, which they’ve received in Redmond.
What’s There to Expect in This Year’s Poker/Golf Tournament?
This year’s tournament will be held at the grandiose Boise Ranch Golf Course. The 6,611 yard course is brimming with eight man-made ponds and lakes, a par 71 layout, and well-manicured playing lawns. On the evening of the 30th of August, the Boise Ranch Golf Course will open its doors as early as 5:30 in the afternoon so that the poker tournament can start by 6:30 in the evening, sharp. Players can battle it out just like their homegrown poker pros Kirk Morrison who’s a WPT Top Money Winner, and Brian Saltus who’s a partypoker Tournament of Champions 2001 winner. The No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament simply needs a minimum of $50.00 buy-in to play.
Since it’s an 18-hole championship style golf course, golfers of all levels, whether amateurs and seasoned pros, can be able to battle it out through its challenging holes. On the second day of the Poker/Golf Tournament, participants can expect a “4 Man Scramble Golf Tournament and BBQ.” For an affordable price of $75.00, one can join the scramble and the barbecue as well. Just make sure to be at the course early since the shotgun start is at 8:30 in the morning.
What is the Randy Carpenter Memorial Foundation All About?
This foundation was formed by the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Captain Randy E. Carpenter, and his fallen comrades, and Firefighters Jeffery E. Common and Chuck R. Hanners. Carpenter has been a firefighter for more than two decades, and has received numerous accolades such as: Baker City’s Firefighter of the Year back in 1983, and Coos Bay’s Firefighter of the Year in 1991 and EMT of the Year in 1999, respectively. On the other hand, Firefighters Common and Hanners had eight years and 13 years of active duty experience. But on the fateful day of November 25, 2002, the inevitable happened. These three brave firefighters lost their lives during a call of duty, fighting a fire in an auto parts store in Coos Bay, Oregon. Due to this unfortunate event, all of the loved ones of these heroes and the Coos Bay community worked hand in hand to create a foundation that will fund the necessary safety training of other aspiring and current firefighters in both Oregon and Idaho. Thus, the Randy Carpenter Memorial Foundation was established in accordance with Randy’s own belief that: “Preparation is the separation between a good firefighter and the best!”