GEORGETOWN, Ky (WTVQ) — With a dart in hand, Jeremy Hughes took aim at the dartboard, hoping to get those last points needed to advance to the next round. He and his brother-in-law were just one of many teams that took part in a charity darts tournament at Slainte Public House on Saturday, an event held for a good cause.
All money raised will benefit victims of the tornado in western Kentucky.
“I said, ‘hey, let’s go out and throw some darts.’ I had to research the rules of cricket. But certainly it was a lot of fun and great camaraderie with people in our community to come together for a good cause,” Hughes said.
Each month, Slainte co-owners Matt and Ashley Nunn choose a charity to host events and raise funds. With Western Kentucky still in dire need, there was no doubt where the money was going.
“So this month we’ve decided on a darts tournament and so we have 16 teams upstairs. They all paid thirty dollars to get in, so all of that entry fee will go towards the tornado relief efforts of the city. American Red Cross in western Kentucky. And then we donate a portion of our sales, 20% of our sales to the Red Cross as well,” Matt Nunn said.
The darts tournament was a huge success. People who weren’t there to play also helped to exceed expectations.
“People have been extremely generous and people who have wanted to give but haven’t had the opportunity yet, for whatever reason. They’re like ‘oh that’s it’. So we have a jar on the coat in the bar room and people are stuffing $100 bills into it,” Ashley Nunn said.
Ashley Nunn says their next charity event is scheduled for March 1. It will be a Mardi Gras theme to benefit the Not Alone Pregnancy Center. For more information on Slainte, click here.