Pocket Pear sponsorships open

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

Sponsorships are available now for the 11th Annual Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em and Casino Night from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Pearland Lions Club.

The annual event raises funds for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund and Keep Pearland Beautiful programs and is hosted by Keep Pearland Beautiful.

Sponsorships include Royal Flush level at $2,500, Full House at $1,000, Pocket Aces at $500 and Pocket Pear at $250.

The Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship was established in 2009 with scholarships being awarded to graduating Pearland high school seniors who have demonstrated good stewardship of the environment and are pursuing higher education.

In 10 years, $92,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

In 2019, scholarships totaling $20,000 are being awarded to seven Pearland high school graduates.

The Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em and Casino Night is held each year in honor of the late Joe Miller, an avid environmentalist and poker player.

To become a sponsor, go to www.mykpb,org or mail checks to Keep Pearland Beautiful at 5800 Magnolia, Pearland 77584.

For more information, call 281-489-2795.

The Pearland Lions Club is located at 3350 S. Main in Pearland.

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