Striking Viking takes on Duchess of Doom for Katrina Relief

Ewa Laurance

House of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC - October 17, 2005:

Think you can beat the best 9-Ball players in the world? We're going to give you a shot.

On Wednesday, November 16th the House of Blues and local billiard legend Ewa Mataya Laurance will be hosting a benefit event to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. 100% of the night's donations and profits will benefit our House of Blues teammembers from our New Orleans venue as well as Habitat for Humanity, the organization helping to re-build and give homes to families who lost everything to the storm.

"The Striking Viking" is joined by ESPN billiard commentator Mitch Laurance, who will be the evenings host and MC. "The Dutchess of Doom" Allison Fisher has also been gracious enough to donate her time for this imprortant cause. Ewa and Allison will play a challenge match, perform 45 minutes of trick shots while interacting with the crowd and perhaps even give some tips on how you can perform trick shots as well.

After that we will be hosting an auction for your chance to play against either "The Striking Viking" or "The Dutchess of Doom." The top 30 people who make donations will be given a shot to compete against these top 9-ball champs. If you think you can beat them, want to see if one of your friends can beat them (or get beat by them) you can donate to this great cause and have fun trying. All of those who participate will also receive a photo with the champs and an autograph.

There will be no cover charge, but rather an in-kind donation of your choice will be your entry into this great event. House of Blues will provide some complimentary food, a cash bar and some great aution items will be up for bid.

Bid on gift packages such as:

  • A spot in the Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celeb Pro-Am Golf Tournament, your chance to mingle (and play) with pros, celebs and other amateurs. Valued at $5,000.
  • A fantastic billiards package, including VIP tickets for two to the WPBA Carolina Classic in Rocky Mount, NC, Feb. 23-26, including accomodations. This package also includes two Brunswick cues, a copy of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pool & Billiards" and more.
  • A New Year's Eve package to the House of Blues
  • Autographed memorabila from artists who have performed at the House of Blues
  • A House of Blues Foundation Room Membership valued at $2,000. Aside from Foundation Room dining privelages, other benefits include: advance notification of shows/events, participation in monthly Foundation Room special events, priority seating in the restaurant, periodic complimentary tickets to our world-famous Sunday Gospel brunch, and more!
  • Other one of a kind billiard items.
  • Many other exciting packages and items will be up for silent auction and raffled off!

Please, grab your friends and join us for a great evening and help support those who have been through such a tragic event.

Wednesday, November 16th
Doors will open at 6:30pm.
7 to approx. 10pm.
In kind donations accepted at the door.