Join HFS Chicago Scholars on Friday, May 20th at 6:00pm for the 11th annual “All in for Scholars” poker and casino night! Our poker tournament features a grand prize of either entry to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas (valued at $10,000) or $6,000 in Amazon gift cards.
The event is held at Galleria Marchetti (825 W Erie St.). Your $200 ticket includes food & drinks throughout the night and entry into the Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament. You will have $5,000 of poker chips to start, poker chips have no cash value.
Non-poker players can purchase a general entry ticket ($125 until May 13th, $150 after) that includes food, drinks, and other casino games (i.e., Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps).
This year our casino will be a 1920s era speakeasy, featuring signature Prohibition Era cocktails and a themed photobooth. Cocktail or business casual attire suggested, 1920s attire encouraged.
HFS Chicago Scholars assists economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise achieve their educational goals through financial assistance and mentoring. They provide the following to their scholars:
- Financial assistance to attend top Chicago private high schools;
- Academic directors dedicated to supporting each high school class;
- Four-year mentorship program dedicated to helping students earn high school diplomas;
- College visits and admissions support
Sertoma Lemont (CG-02933), Peotone Historical Society (CG-02850), and the Tim Early Foundation (CG-02634) will host charity poker action on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday May 20th, 21st & 22nd @ Velocity Sports 9100 w 191st Street Mokena.
Parking available in the lot and also next door at Midwest Furniture location. Midwest furniture parking must be on the west side of lot or behind the fences on the north side. Do not park in front where there are customer only signs.
Every event/cash game is first come first served. Only game with pre registration is 430p SNG. Cash only - No Credit Cards, Zelle/Venmo/PayPal payment or transactions. No Masks required but players have the option to wear if they so desire. Sunday Free-Roll has requirements for max starting stack and rules for the winner of the $1,000 Charity Backer Qualifier Seat!
FRIDAY May 20th @ Velocity Sports 9100 w 191st Street Mokena
$1/$2 cash @ 430p - $50 min to $500 max
430p - $40+$10 opt bonus SIT-N-GO - 10 players - Top 2 paid - 10k chips
630p - $50+$10 opt bonus Uber (Bad Beat Eligible) - 70k chips max - $30 Re-buys - $15 Add-On end of Entry - 20 min blinds - 1st place includes $250 Charity Backer Qualifier Seat*
SATURDAY May 21st @ Velocity Sports 9100 w 191st Street Mokena
$1/$2 cash @ 12p - $50 min to $500 max
12p - $100+$10 opt bonus- $80 Re-Buy (Bad Beat Eligible) - 40k chips max - 20 min blinds - No Add-On end of Entry - 1st place includes $250 Charity Backer Qualifier Seat*
630p - $70+$10 opt bonus (Bad Beat Eligible) - 30k chips max - 20 min blinds - $40 re-buys - $15 Add-on end of Entry - 1st place includes $250 Charity Backer Qualifier Seat*
SUNDAY May 22nd @ Velocity Sports 9100 w 191st Street Mokena
$1/$2 cash @ 12p - $50 min to $500 max
12p $225+$15 Bounty Deep Stack MTT - 40k Max Chips with on-time bonus - $25 On-Time bonus discount - 30 minute blinds - single $100+$15 Re-Entry during registration - $50 bounty on each player
1p - $50+$10 opt bonus Uber Stack (Bad Beat Eligible) - 70k chips max - $30 Re-buys - $15 Add-On - 20-15 min blinds - 1st place includes $250 Charity Backer Qualifier Seat*
630p - $1,000 FREE-ROLL - 3k chips for $0 - Opt $10 Bonus for 17k more chips - 5k on-time bonus for those who do $10 optional - $20 rebuys for starting stack - $15 add on end of reg for those who opted for $10 bonus. Winner gets $1,000 Charity Backer Qualifier seat for Friday June 3rd @ 12p
730 - Free Throws for Author - Come play a basketball competition to help support our dear friend who passed away recently. $20 per person Free-Throw competition!
A small % of the entry is held for our free-roll tournament(s) or added tournament seats to the prize pool and or for the bad beat jackpot. See tournament director for full transparent details. All decisions final!
Tournament bad beat starts @ $500 and will increase every month (Quad 5's beat to qualify with both cards in play), cash game Bad Beats starts @ $1,000 and requires Quad 2's or better to lose with both cards playing. As the events progress the pots will increase and the qualifying hands will decrease. Full Details on payout format for Bad Beat available in person via tournament director.
Promo for cash game goes towards food bonuses when applied and the cash players only free-roll which will be scheduled soon.
First place in eligible tournaments include $250 Charity Backer Qualifier seats where hosting charity gets back initial investment plus 20% of the profit if player advances thru into the $3k main event and finishes in the money. Funds will come from promotional fund and a minor amount from certain prize pools.
Camp One Step's Charity Poker Championship, will take place this year on April 21, 2022 at Galleria Marchetti in River West. Hosted by Dan Berstein, from 670 The Score, this is an incredible event for Camp One Step, a children's oncology organization. The Texas Hold 'Em tournament will host about 250 players that compete for a seat at the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. Every ticket includes the buffet dinner and an open bar. There will also be some adult beverage tastings for guests to enjoy. Player tickets are $300 and Spectator tickets are $125. There will also be a high roller table, with a smaller field, whose finalists merge with the main event's final table to play for the top prizes.*
|April Promotion: WE ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT! Use the code CPC50 at checkout to save $50 on your registration.|
All of the money raised is to support Camp One Step. Camp One Step is a 501c3 that provides camp programs to kids with cancer and their families. At camp, kids with cancer can just be kids. They build a community of support, make forever friendships with people who understand, and experience new activities and adventures. Click HERE to watch a quick video about camp.