Poker Bowl Raises Over $33,000 for Cancer Support Community Pasadena

Poker Bowl Raises Over $33,000 for Cancer Support Community PasadenaBen Green, Ellen Knell, Ken GarenBlackjack Finalists: Todd Walklett, Brad Reaume, Danny MauchBrad and Susie Talt, Valerie Weiss, Bill UkropinaCathy Heflin, Stacey Fortner, Janet Braun, Dana TreisterClay Marquardt, Chris Morphy and John SymesDana and Dave Bouton, Aida and Peter PetroElizabeth Anderson, David Fairbank, Paul Anderson, Tom MillsJohn Flynn, Tim Sloan, Lisa SloanLinan and Bill UkropinaPoker Bowl 2016 Committee Photo. Sitting (L-R) Kevin Heintz, Janet Braun, Marlene Evans, Co-Chair Cathy Heflin, Co-Chair Bill Ukropina, Hosts Valerie & Aaron Weiss, Meg Symes (CSC), Co-Chair John Flynn, Co-Chair Tom Mills. Standing (L-R) Chris Morphy, John Symes, Jay Cervenka, Ben Taylor, Stephanie Fox, Vance Weisbruch, Ken Garen, Brad Talt, Susie Talt, Clay Marquardt, Grace Russak, Gus Ruelas, Tom Flanagan, Tom Daly, Sarah RogersPoker Bowl Finalists: Tom Flanagan, Tony Wang, Paul Anderson, Ken Garen, Ben Taylor, Dana Treister, Matthew Krappman, Clay MarquardtRoy Antoun, Carolyn Fox, Stephanie FoxTom Flanagan, Sarah Rogers, Gus Ruelas


1:25 pm | June 29, 2016

The 6th Annual Poker Bowl Tournament was on Friday, June 24th at The Flying A Garage in support of Cancer Support Community, Pasadena. 160 guests attended the event, and over 100 men and women played Texas Hold em and Blackjack surrounded by a spectacular private collection of antique and perfectly restored automobiles, owned by car collectors Valerie and Aaron Weiss. Dinner was provided by In N Out, and dessert was donated by Nothing Bundt Cakes.

The event raised over $33,000 for Cancer Support Community. The Grand Raffle prize was an URB-E, and guests took test rides throughout the parking lot during dinner.

Poker 1st place winner was Ben Taylor; 2nd place winner was Dana Treister; and 3rd place winner was Frank Sabaitis. Blackjack 1st place winner was Dan Mauch, 2nd place winner was Brad Reaume, and 3rd place winner was Mark Norton. Prizes included $1,000 in American Express Cards, Dodger Dugout and Dodger tickets , Stanford/USC and Stanford/UCLA Football tickets, Angels tickets, a Catalina Island package, Fly fishing in Montana, Dinner for 10 at Bourbon Steak House, Hollywood Bowl Box, and gift certificates from Arroyo Chop House, El Portal, Paul Martins , Amazon and MOCS USA.

Bill Ukropina, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance sponsored the bar, and Stephanie Fox and Ben Taylor sponsored the dealers and tournament director. Sponsors were Lisa and Tim Sloan, Whyte Holford & Assoc., Merrill Lynch ; Kathryn & John Barger, Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance, Janet Braun, Michele & Todd Doney, Lorrie & Greg Forgatch, Longo Lexus, Julie & Scott Nesbit, Sarah Rogers, Seyfarth Shaw, Susie & Brad Talt, Maura & Sean Townley and Wells Fargo.

Other donors included Nick Boswell Photography, Carmody, Santa Anita Racetrack, SeaPort Village Inn, Lewis Roca Rothgerber & Christie, Pacific Palms Resort, Topa Mountain Winery and Silverton Hotel & Casino.

Funds raised by Poker Bowl are a significant source of revenue for Cancer Support Community Pasadena, a non-profit corporation that touches more than 2,000 people in the greater Pasadena community annually. “Poker Bowl raises vital funds that enable Cancer Support Community Pasadena to provide free support for people facing cancer – because nobody should face cancer alone,” noted Tom Daly, Board President, Cancer Support Community Pasadena.

About Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community (CSCP) located at 76 East Del Mar Boulevard, Ste. 215, Pasadena is one of 50 Cancer Support Community affiliates located throughout the United States. Established in September 1990, the group ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSCP has free programs that complement medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities to cancer patients, care-givers, and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. The agency projects more than 12,000 visits between January and December 2013. CSCP is a private 501c 3 corporation governed by a local Board of Directors. All expenses are underwritten each year entirely by donations received from individuals, corporations and foundations.