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Sixth Annual Darius Goes West Day

June 28, 2010

This year is going to be even more insane than last year. We have almost a WEEK of exciting activities planned for the sixth annual DGW Day.

1. A poker tournament with a Vegas sized grand prize
2. A massive Carnival
3. A local screening of the film
4. A Rock ‘N Rap Concert featuring Modern Skirts, Yelawolf & the Nappy Roots!

Check out the details for each event below, snag your seats, and spread the word!

WHAT: DEALING FOR DARIUS/CASINO FOR A CURE WHEN: Wednesday & Thursday, July 21-22 WHERE: Lucky Dawg Billiards (1120 Mitchell Bridge Rd.) DON’T MISS IT BECAUSE: The winner of this two-night Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament (Wednesday & Thursday) will get to go to Las Vegas and play with the pros at the Hard Rock on October 2 in a tournament currently being organized to celebrate Darius’ 21st birthday. Second, third, and fourth place winners will receive online credits at (click here for details). Other great prizes will be up for grabs at Casino for a Cure (Thursday night only). TICKETS: Click here for prize & event details, and to purchase advanced tickets online. WHAT: FAMILY FUN NIGHT/CARNIVAL WHEN: Friday, July 23; 5:00 - 9:00 PM WHERE: 2152 W. Broad St. (Old Farmer’s Market, between Clarke County 4-H & KFC) DON’T MISS IT BECAUSE: It’s FREE and fun for all ages. Ride a mechanical bull, shoot some hoops, ride a pony, dunk an Athens-Clarke County Mayoral candidate (all five, plus Mayor Heidi Davison, have agreed to take a turn in the dunk tank!), get your face painted, “pimp” out a Goslabi t-shirt, play Big D in video games, and much, much more. Chef Burney Dobbs will be manning the grill, and DJ Kevin Cheek will be spinning tunes…AND taking the Goslabi Challenge, along with some local celebs (names TBA soon). RAIN OR SHINE! TICKETS: You don’t need one - FREE (except for food and drinks) WHAT: DARIUS GOES WEST SCREENING WHEN: Saturday, July 24; 7:00 PM WHERE: Athens Cine (234 W. Hancock Ave.) DON’T MISS IT BECAUSE: It’s a rare chance to see (or see again) our multi-award-winning documentary on the big screen. A Q&A with Darius and the crew will follow the screening. TICKETS: $5 at the door (with all proceeds benefiting Duchenne muscular dystrophy research).  WHAT: MODERN SKIRTS AND NAPPY ROOTS IN CONCERT WITH SPECIAL GUEST YELAWOLF WHEN: Saturday, July 24; 9:00 PM WHERE: New Earth Music Hall (227 W. Dougherty St.) DON’T MISS IT BECAUSE: Modern Skirts will rock the house, followed by rapper Yelawolf (who just signed with Interscope), then a performance featuring Skinny, Scales, and Big V. DGW’s very own, Big Daddy Weems, will also take the stage to unveil two new raps! TICKETS:$10 in advance (click here to purchase); $12 at the door/night of show Thanks to our awesome sponsors (to date) for making this celebration possible:

ABC Printing
The Adsmith
Athens Banner-Herald
Aurum Studios Ltd.
Dawg-Town Entertainment & DJ
Dixie Painting
Erickson Chiropractic Office
FastSigns of Athens
Georgia Poker Club
Harry’s Pig Shop
Holiday Inn Express
New Earth Music Hall
Athens Cine
Athens First Bank & Trust
Birchmore Pool & Spa
Clarke County 4-H
Clarke County Lock & Key
D & K Groundworks
Five Points Bottle Shop
Dr. Tom Henson
I ART Athens
The Loreen Arbus Foundation
The Mane Event Pony Parties
Mr. Clown/Up ‘N Away Balloons
Raymond James Financial Services
Roll Off Systems, Inc.
Shirtworks Screen Printers
Vision Video
Wells Fargo
We could use door prizes for Darius Goes West Day. If you’d like to donate a gift card or merchandise, please contact us at (706) 613-7237 or e-mail us at .


3 Responses to “Sixth Annual Darius Goes West Day”

  1. On June 28th, 2010, kathy moran-howe said:

    I can hardly wait!!!!!

  2. On June 29th, 2010, Mal said:

    Mechanical bull, here I come. Oh, and thanks in advance for the free trip to VEGAS! Y’all are going dowwwwwwwwn!

  3. On July 8th, 2010, MR. CLOWN said:

    I was at the Clarke County Courthouse the day DGW left town to begin their adventure! I’m looking forward to the carnival on July 23rd at the Old Farmer’s Market to help raise funds for Darius. I’ll be giving away balloon creations and asking for tips…of course the tips will be for Darius, so tell all your friends to come out and support Darius!!! I look forward to seeing ya’ll!!!

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