One Step Poker Poker Championship Raises $120,000
2017 One Step Charity Poker Championship Ups the Ante’ for Children’s Oncology Services, Inc.
CHICAGO, IL – On February 23rd, more than 220 pokers players and 75 spectators helpedto send more kids with cancer to One Step Programsat theMontgomery Club. Dan Bernstein from WSCR "The Score" AM 670and a board member of the nonprofit returned as emcee for this 12th annual No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament that raised more than $120,000. Players from all over the Chicagoland-area and Northwest Indiana played their best hand for an evening of poker and high stakes gambling, memorable food and drinks, prizes and of course, charity.
Celebrity bounty players included NBC’s Chicago Fire Randy Flager that made it to the final table, ESPN and Chicago White Sox announcer Jason Bennetti along with media personalities NBC Chicago’s Marley Kayden, WSCR “The Score” AM 670 Laurence Holmes and Danny Parkins and National Movie Critic and FOX Chicago host Richard Roeper.
Players of all levels competed 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.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S ONCOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
Children's Oncology Services, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children diagnosed with cancer. Through our One Step Programs, we offer camp experiences and other programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids. Our programs offer fun, friendship and support in a safe and nurturing environment. We exist to heal scars that no one can see such as fear, isolation, depression, lack of support and no longer fitting in. Through community, support and shared experiences with peers, we deliver happy, pain free medicine called “camp.” The organization is supported by more than 350 volunteers, including medical professionals, who generously donate their time and services. For more information, please visit www.onestepcamp.org. Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. is a recognized 501 (C) 3 organization.