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9th Annual Darius Goes West Day(s)! Drive in movie + 5k race!

July 19, 2013


Check out this blog slide show to see how this year’s 9th Annual Darius Goes Day(s) celebration is going to be bigger and better than ever! If you want to support this event, please click here.

First some history. Nine years ago….(seriously!?)

Every year we try to outdo the previous year.

This year we’re going big.

Because every year is more important than the year before.
Here’s what we’re going to do, and you can help no matter where you are.

What:
Poker Tournament
When:
Thursday August, 22 — Doors open at 6pm. Tourney starts at 7pm.
Where:
The Rail — 1120, Mitchell Bridge Road
Games:
Texas Hold em’ (and other casino games)
Prizes:
Top prize is a casino package. 2nd & 3rd place get cool stuff, too.
Support this event: $40 donation to play in the tournament (players can donate in advance or at the door).
Casino chips available for a $20 donation per stack on night of event.
Click here to reserve a seat or donate.

What:
Drive in Movie! Come watch the Goonies with fellow Athenians, Darius & crew.
When:
Saturday August 23, 6pm — 10:30pm (A mini-carnival w/ BBQ until dusk–bring the fam!)
Where:
Epting Events, 1430 N. Chase St.
Activities:
Movie screening, BBQ, Airbrush Tattoos, Face-painting, a firetruck pull!
Support this event
Book or sponsor a parking spot ($10 per car, $5 for walk ins)

*Bonus:
Double feature! All attendees leave with a free DGW dvd.

What:
A 5k race! (Wheelchair accessible)
When:
Saturday August, 24 — 7am
Where:
The race begins and ends at the Athens Classic Center Warehouse buildings on Foundry Street. Address for The Classic Center is 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA.
Route:
Race Darius and crew through Dudley Park and the Greenway along Willow St.
Prizes:
Cash to first place (male & female + first place finisher that uses a wheelchair). More prizes for runners up. All racers who preregister get an event t-shirt and a free DVD of Darius Goes West.
Support this event
Pre-register here ($25 prior to August 14; $30 afterwards until race day). Sponsor a racer here.

What:
Hip Hop Concert
When:
Saturday August, 10pm
Where:
Little Kings (223 W. Hancock Ave., Athens, GA.
Performers:
Darius, Duddy Ken and a DJ
Support this event:
Suggested donation of $5 at the door. If you’re under the age of 18 and want to attend this show, you must be accompanied by an adult. Donate here.

Thanks to our awesome sponsors (to date) for making this celebration possible:ABC Printing, Athens Banner-Herald, Athens Cine, Athens Classic Center, Custom Mobility, Athens First Bank & Trust, Birchmore Pool Spa, Coca-Cola, D & K Playsets, Em’s Kitchen at Hawthorne Drugs, Epting Events, Georgia Poker Club, Grange Mutual, Harry’s BBQ Bistro, Dr. Tom Henson, Holiday Inn, Push America, The Rail, Raymond James Financial Services, Roll Off Systems, Inc., Lucy Rowland, Shirtworks Screenprinters, Up ‘N Away Balloons and Winder Insurance Center

Want to sponsor Darius Goes West day? Or to donate a door prize? It’s not too late. To do so, please contact us at (706) 255-9301 or e-mail us at dariusgoeswest@gmail.com.

One Response to “9th Annual Darius Goes West Day(s)! Drive in movie + 5k race!”

  1. On September 3rd, 2013, Dominque Taylor said:

    i love the movie

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