SARASOTA - If you want to help out the local service veterans, and you are handy with a pool cue, you want to sign up for this 9-ball tournament.

Next Saturday, August 10th, Salty Jim's Island Bar and Grill in Sarasota is hosting the 9-ball double-elimination tournament to benefit SRQVets. Whether you've played for years or are just a beginner it will fun for all. The $30 entry fee gets you into the tournament, plus a raffle, a silent auction, and drink specials all day!!

The tournament is from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. There are still spots available, but they are filling up fast. To sign up, contact Macy or Gemma at 941-923-4785. Salty Jim's is located at 3655 Webber St, on the northeast corner of Webber and Beneva in Sarasota.