Record Attendance Expected for 5th Annual Charity Poker Event
Proceeds raised will benefit Spokane Youth Sports Association
The event will take place September 24th, in the Kalispel Ballroom at Northern Quest Resort and is open to the first 100 paid entrants plus approximately 20 celebrities.
Thanks to a partnership with SYSA and the help of former Gonzaga basketball star Dan Dickau, this year’s entry fee has been cut in half to just $250. With the reduced fee, organizers expect the poker tables to fill up to a record number.
While the entry fee has gone down, the cash prize pool of $10,000.00 has remained the same.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top eight finishers. The tournament champion will walk away with $5000, the runner up will take home $2000, and the third place finisher will receive $1000 in prize money. Additionally, the 4th place participant wins $750, the 5th place participant gets $500, and those who finish in 6th-8th place will receive $250 each.
Each participant will receive one seat into the tournament and two tickets to the celebrity poker reception and will have the opportunity for pictures and autographs with the celebrities.
The celebrity poker reception will begin at 5:45. All the players will be seated by 6:55 pm, and the first hand of the tournament will be dealt at 7 pm.
Proceeds raised will benefit Spokane Youth Sports Association. SYSA is a non-profit organization with a long-standing commitment to providing quality youth sports experiences in a safe, organized, and professional setting for both youth and adults. SYSA’s mission is to provide sports activities for all youth where everyone plays, develops skills, is taught good sportsmanship, and learns the value of being a team player. SYSA now involves over 8,000 boys and girls, and 800 volunteer coaches participating in various SYSA sport activities.
Celebrity attendees will be announced leading up to the tournament.
Click here to download the tournament entry form.