Place your bet on One Step Programs as we prepare for our 2017 Charity Poker Championship on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Montgomery Club.
The event will host an estimated 240 poker players and more than 100 spectators. Players will compete for approximately $15,000 in prizes including the coveted Grand Prize: a seat at the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas ($10,000 value) sponsored by RW Baird. Any player who knocks out one of the celebrity bounty players will also receive a $25 gift card!
Dan Bernstein from WSCR "The Score" AM 670 and a board member of the nonprofit returns as emcee for this 12th annual No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament. Players from all over the Chicagoland-area and Northwest Indiana play their best hand for an evening of poker and high stakes gambling, memorable food and drinks, prizes and of course, charity.
Player seating is limited to the first 240 players who register, so click on one of the links below to reserve your seat today!
All proceeds from the 2017 Charity Poker Championship will benefit One Step Programs (dba Children's Oncology Services, Inc.), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer. More information on our programs and the 2016 Charity Poker Championship can be found at www.onestepcamp.org.
(Snow or no snow there will be poker) The Ralph Erickson Ed. Foundation & Windy City Poker Championship will host a charity poker event/Fundraiser on Saturday & Sunday Feb 18/19th @ SPG Green Garden 9511 w. Manhattan Monee Rd. Frankfort
2017 is a NEW year with great NEW Poker promotions including a $3,000 High Hand promotion for the $1/$2 & $2/$5 cash games & now a $2,500 Guarantee for the 12p MTT (min 35 players).
Saturday the 18th features a noon $65+$10 optional bonus tournament that awards $1,350* to 1st place (includes $350 qualifier seat) and now will guarantee a minimum $2,500 prize pool when we have 35 players or more. 630p features the Windy City Poker League Event #12 (Final Points Event) $50+$10 opt bonus entry.
Sunday at 12p is a Canned Goods Charity Fundraiser. Bring Canned goods for BONUS Chips! 2k in bonus chips PER canned good (MAX 10K applied end of entry period). Start with 32,000 in chips after the $50+$10 optional donation. FREE DRAWING ENTRIES for everyone, winner gets a $125 May Qualifier Seat!
The $1/$2 and $2/$5 cash games will have hourly entries for each player (Double entries so 2 per hour played) and an hourly high hand entries awarded to one of the players (10 entries for each high hand). The entry gets you into a FREE drawing for a $3,000 televised championship event seat for March 5th. No limit to the number of entries you can win. Drawing is one week prior to the televised championship on Feb 25th @ 4p & 6p. Players MUST be in attendance for the drawing.
Join HFS Chicago Scholars Friday, May 13 at 6:00pm for their 5th annual Poker and Casino Night - "All In for Scholars" which includes a chance to win a seat to the Main Event at World Series of Poker (valued at $10,000) in Las Vegas!
The event is being held at a new venue this year, Galleria Marchetti at 825 W Erie. Your $150 ticket ($150 thru April 16 only, then $200) includes food, drinks and entry into the Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament with $5000 of poker chips to start. Poker chips have no cash value. Casino only players can attend for a discounted $100 ($125 March 15 - April 16, $150 after April 16.)
Attire: Cocktail, Business Casual or Dressy Casual is appropriate.
HFS Chicago Scholars assists economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance and mentoring. They provide the following to their scholars:
- financial assistance to attend top Chicago private high schools;
- Academic Directors dedicated to each high school class and one-on-one mentors;
- four-year written commitment specifying performance expectations;
- college visits, selection and admissions support.
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