SaultOnline’s Most Covered Stories of 2018: Esquire Club’s Catch the Ace

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2018 has been a long and, definitely interesting, year. To wrap it up, here are some of the bigger stories we covered throughout the year.

Catch The Ace

The Esquire Club’s Catch the Ace caught the attention of a good majority of the city when it went right up to the last card pulled from the deck. The money raised was split between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sault Ste. Marie and the Group Health Centre Trust Fund. Scroll down for SaultOnline’s coverage of this exciting event.

Catch the Ace and Group Play – A Fun Way to Raise Money! by Riley Smith – Published Catch the Ace teamFeb. 9, 2018

Dom and Boomer at The Esquire Club have been giving back to the Sault community for the last eleven years, donating close to $400,000 to local charities.

And they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon…

Full story here.

The Ace Hasn’t Been Caught, Yet! by Alex Parr – Published Aug. 6, 2018

Last Thursday was one of many that saw the George Wellington Esquire Club full of patrons, inside and outside, hoping for their chance at catching the ace.

The ‘Catch the Ace’ event has been going on for weeks. Every Thursday, a lucky ticket holder wins themselves a small share of the overall pot. Last week’s share? A whopping $20,000!…

Full story here.

Esquire Club’s Catch the Ace Still in Play. Mandy Went Home With a Huge Pot Though by Lynne Brown – Published Aug. 9, 2018

MandyThe line-up of people started early this afternoon as folks waited for their chance to purchase tickets for Catch the Ace at the George Wellington Esquire Club.

At 9:30 pm, the packed clubhouse, parking lot, patio area and general vicinity of the Esquire Club was absolutely humming with excitement…

Full story here.

Catch the Ace – Still in Play. OMG by Lynne Brown – Published Aug. 16, 2018

The line-up of people started early this afternoon as folks waited for their chance to purchase tickets for Catch the Ace at the George Wellington Esquire Club.

At 9:30 pm, the packed clubhouse, parking lot, patio area and general vicinity of the Esquire Club was absolutely humming with excitement again this week. There’s really no other way to put it. The air is absolutely energized with positive excitement…

Full story here.

Holy Smokes. Catch the Ace Still in Play. by Lynne Brown – Published Aug. 23, 2018

CTA holy smokes“The line-up of people started early again this afternoon as folks waited for their chance to purchase tickets for Catch the Ace at the George Wellington Esquire Club.

At 9:30 pm, the packed clubhouse, parking lot, patio area and general vicinity of the Esquire Club was absolutely humming with excitement again this week. There’s really no other way to put it. The air is absolutely energized with positive excitement…”

Full story here.

Yes – It’s True. Catch the Ace Still in Play. by Lynne Brown – Published Aug. 30, 2018

The line-up of people started early again this afternoon as folks pulled out their favourite CTA Yes it's truelawn chair and waited along the sidewalk on Second Line, the patio, club and general vicinity of George Wellington Esquire Club to buy tickets on the ‘Catch The Ace’ fundraiser. There is a real community of hopeful citizens growing in numbers each week…

Full story here.

Will YOU Catch the Ace Tonight? by Riley Smith – Published Sept. 6, 2018

Will you CTAAnother Thursday, another week of Catch the Ace at the Esquire Club.

The elusive Ace is still in play. With only five cards left, the stakes are high and the odds of catching the ace are truly great…

Full story here.

Yep – You Heard Right. Catch the Ace Still in Play. by Lynne Brown – Published Sept. 6, 2018

“The line-up of people started early again this afternoon as folks pulled out their favourite you heard right CTAlawn chair and waited along the sidewalk on Second Line, the patio, club and general vicinity of George Wellington Esquire Club to buy tickets on the ‘Catch The Ace’ fundraiser. In fact, the line-up stretched as far as the Mac’s store on Henrietta St. earlier today…”

Full story here.

The Ace is Still in Play, Boomer Braido Speaks with ONNtv by Content Team – Published Sept. 12, 2018

Braido ONNBoomer Braido, owner of the Esquire Club stopped the ONNTV studio Wednesday morning to talk Catch the Ace with Lou Anne Young…

Full interview here.

 

Eddie Drew the Queen of Diamonds. Ace of Spades Still in Play. by Lynne Brown – Published Sept. 13, 2018

CTA EddieSault Police (SSMPS) have been supporting the charitable efforts taking place at the George Wellington Esquire Club on Thursdays by controlling traffic in the immediate vicinity of the Club along Second Line. The Esquire Club line-up of hopeful ticket buyers has a life of its own…

Full story here.

Rain Doesn’t Stop Catch the Ace Line Up by Angela Pezzotti – Published Sept. 20, 2018

Rain CTAIts Thursday so it’s Catch the Ace day in the Sault, thanks to the ongoing fundraiser at the Esquire Club. The estimated jackpot, if the Ace is caught tonight is close to $700,000.

If you’re thinking that you’ll head out early this afternoon to be first in line, you are already too late. The rain is not putting people off their chance at the jackpot…

Full story here.

Yowza. Laurie is One Lucky Lady – But She Didn’t Find the Ace of Spades. by Lynne Brown – Published Sept. 27, 2018

Okay folks. Plan now for one more chance to catch the Ace of Spades. CTA-09-27-Losing-card

Laurie Eby was the lucky ticket holder tonight for Catch the Ace. When she approached the locked cabinet inside the George Wellington Esquire Club, she chose envelope #49.

Well – it did not hold the Ace of Spades. It held the 10 of Spades. Which is great news for the community that eagerly awaits Thursday evenings at the Esquire Club. There is still hope for the rest of us. But there is only one more shot at catching the ace…

Full story here.

Boomer Braido Talks Catch the Ace by Content Team – Published Oct. 3, 2018

BraidoBoomer Braido sat down with Tim Murphy this morning  on Morning’s with Lou Anne and Tim to talk all things Catch the Ace.

We all know that the Ace will be caught on Thursday because its the last card on the board, so this week someone is going to walk away a millionaire…

Full story here.

Saultites Brave the Wind and Rain for a Chance to Catch the Ace by Megan Pounder – Published Oct. 4, 2018 

Wednesday night’s wind and thunderstorm didn’t stop people from lining up early for this week’s final Catch the Ace. People have been lined up since Wednesday afternoon for the chance to pull the Ace of Spades and win the big jackpot…

Full story here.

Live Coverage/Update: Winning Ticket Drawn – 656764 by Craig Huckerby – Published Oct. 4, 2018

“The big night is here! Sault Ste. Marie will have a new millionaire by the end of tonight and you can watch all the excitement unfold right here ONNttv! and only ONNtv.

The live broadcast hosted by ONNtv’s Alex Parr will be begin at 9:15pm . Boomer Braido from the Esquire Club tells SaultOnline / ONNtv that the jackpot is over $1.2 million!…”

Full story here.

Well, It’s Over. Harold Archibald is the Big Winner in Final Catch the Ace by Lynne Brown – Published Oct. 4, 2018

Harold Archibald must be dancing tonight. He certainly has over a million reasons to do so. There was no question that someone was going to win tonight with only envelope #48 left in the cabinet inside the George Wellington Esquire Club…

Full story here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Shares How Catch the Ace Dollars Will Be Used by Riley Smith – Published Oct. 11, 2018

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$1.9 million. That is how much money the Group Health Centre (GHC) and

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Sault Ste. Marie will be splitting following the Catch the Ace lottery hosted by Dom and Boomer Braido at the George Wellington Esquire Club…

 

Full story here.

Charities Receive “Overwhelming” Amount from Catch The Ace by Megan Pounder – Published Oct. 14, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sault Ste. Marie and The Group Health Centre Trust Fund received tEsquire Club Cheque Presentationheir cheques from the Esquire Club’s charitable Catch the Ace lottery on Sunday afternoon. This lottery raised $1.9 million which was split between the two agencies…

Full story here.