The 8th Annual Poker Bowl Tournament was held on Friday, June 22 at The Flying A Garage in support of Cancer Support Community, Pasadena. Over 150 guests attended the event and played Texas Hold em, Blackjack and Craps surrounded by a spectacular private collection of antique and perfectly restored automobiles, owned by car collectors Valerie and Aaron Weiss. Dinner was provided by Son Of A Bun and San Marino Seafood.
Prizes included Angel tickets, Lakers tickets, UCLA /Stanford Football game tickets , “Day in the Dirt” with CSCP Board President Michael Healy, Helicopter Ride with Pasadena Police, Dr. Phil taping tickets , $1000.00 American Express Gift card and were awarded to the last 9 players at the final table. Raffle prize was a Men’s Baume et Mercier Watch donated by Mimi et Cie.
Benefactors Society members included Ellen and Harvey Knell, Terri and Jerry Kohl, Julie and Scott Nesbit, RBC Wealth Management, and Rusnak Auto Group. Patron Society members are Melissa Alcorn/Anderson & Murison, Rosemari Annear, Laurie and Tom Daly, LeeAnn and Ron Havner, LeAnn and Michael Healy, Margaret and David Mgrublian, Dana and Mike Naples, Ann Olson, Vicki and Brad Schwartz, Sue and Steve Silk, Meg and John Symes, and Wells Fargo Private Banking.
Poker Bowl Sponsors were Patti and Jeff Buckner/ Negri Foundation, Karen and Frank Beardsley, Lisa and Tim Sloan, Elizabeth Arnett, Michele and Todd Doney, Ellen Driscoll, Pacific Wine Distributors, Susie and Brad Talt, Jane and Alex MacKinnon and the Webb Family.
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 Michael Healy, President of the Board of Directors, Cancer Support Community Pasadena.
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 2015. 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. www.cscpasadena.org