The Greater Illinois Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts Casino Chicago Saturday, May 30. The energetic evening features blackjack, craps, and roulette gaming, along with one of the longest running Texas Hold ‘em poker tournaments in Chicago, with the winner receiving the option of a complimentary seat to the World Series of Poker or an exciting trip. All funds raised during the evening support life changing cystic fibrosis research and improved care for those battling the disease.
Held during Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Swissotel Chicago (Lower Ballroom, 323 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601), Casino Chicago offers the opportunity for skilled players and amateur gamers alike to don their best poker faces all in the name of fundraising. Last year, over 800 casino and poker players tested their gaming skills while raising over $400,000 to support the lives of over 30,000 children and adults living with cystic fibrosis in the U.S.
The evening will feature the ballroom of the Swissotel converted into a luxury gaming parlor sponsored by Rivers Casino, complete with cocktails, food stations, late night pizza and DJ entertainment. In their 4th year of supporting the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rivers Casino employees generously donate their time and skills to make the interaction fun and entertaining for all levels of players. Guests can expect to see legendary poker player and author, Annie Duke, among the competitors playing in the poker tournament.
Casino Chicago is open to both skilled gamers and rookies. For those just starting out, Rivers Casino will host practice tables on craps and roulette at the beginning of the evening. Rivers will also recreate their popular “Cube” entertainment lounge for guests to relax in between indulging in gaming. A silent and live auction, including trips to Hawaii, Mexico, New York City and Breckenridge, will also be available for guests to bid on throughout the night. The fundraiser will be emceed by Fred from 103.5 KISS FM’s “Fred + Angi In The Morning” program.
Join HFS Chicago Scholars Friday, May 29 at 6:30pm for their 4th annual Poker and Casino Night which includes a chance to win a seat to the 2015 World Series of Poker (valued at $10,000) in Las Vegas!
The event is being held at the Holiday Inn, Chicago Mart Plaza. Your $150 ticket ($150 thru May 7 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.
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.
Place your bet on One Step Programs as we prepare for our 2015 Charity Poker Championship on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
The event will host an estimated 240 poker players and over 100 spectators. Players will compete for approximately $15,000 in prizes including the coveted Grand Prize: a seat at the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas ($10,000 value).
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 2015 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 2015 Charity Poker Championship can be found at www.onestepcamp.org.
On Thursday, November 20th, Urban Prep Academies will be hosting its 8th Annual Aces Up Charity Poker Tournament, making it one of the longest running charitable poker events in Chicago. Hundreds of players will hit the felt, trying to best one another in this game of skill and chance, all vying for a piece of the prize purse valued at more than $10,000.
Last year's event attracted hundreds of players and spectators who came out to the event to enjoy fast-paced poker and support Urban Prep Academies, helping to raise close to $100,000 for the schools.
Hosts Richard Roeper, Alexi Giannoulias, Chris Zorich and Urban Prep founder and CEO Tim King were back on the scene to keep the festivities lively. In addition to the Texas Hold ‘Em tourney, guests enjoyed delicious food and plentiful drinks.
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