Children’s Oncology Services 8th Annual Charity Poker Tournament

2013 Charity Poker ChampionshipsPlace your bet on One Step Programs as we prepare for our 2013 Charity Poker Championship on Thursday evening, February 7th, 2013 at The River East Arts Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The event will host an estimated 300 poker players and over 150 spectators and volunteers. Players will compete for approximately $15,000 in prizes including the coveted Grand Prize: a seat at the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas ($10,000 value).

Player seating is limited to the first 300 players who register, so click on one of the links below to reserve your seat today!

Unlimited buffet and premium bar is included in the entry price for all Players and Spectators.

Children's Oncology ServicesAll proceeds from the 2013 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 2013 Charity Poker Championship can be found at

Location: River East Arts Center - 435 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL (one block west of Lake Shore Dr.)


Self-parking is available within 400 feet of the River East Arts Center (at 490 E. Illinois Street and also 511 E. Grand Avenue).

Start Time:

Tournament begins at 6:00pm.  All players should be registered and seated by 5:45 pm.

Event Check-in/
Registration, Bar and Buffet

Check-in/Registration, Bar and Buffet opens at 4:30pm.

Remember, entry is limited to the first 300 players who register.

Tournament Structure Information:

Click here or go to our website

Entry fee:

$275 for players and $75 for spectators.  Unlimited buffet and premium bar is included.






On-line Player registration -

On-line Spectator registration -

Mail/fax registration: Players and Spectators should go to our website

Questions? Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 312-924-4220.

2013 Charity Poker Championship Committee

  • Stuart Lissner - co-chair
  • Bill Murphy - co-chair
  • Dan Bernstein
  • Marc Dumas
  • Danielle Goldman
  • Jeff Infusino
  • Jill Kulbok
  • Jon Leiman
  • Colleen McGrath
  • Matt Shaffer
  • Bill Strotman
  • Colleen Woulfe