Carlsbad CA— The La Costa 35 Athletic Club, a local nonprofit organization, hosted its 9th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on November 9, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.
The LC35 Athletic Club was formed in 1984 to promote friendly competition, good sportsmanship, and a social outlet for its members – Carlsbad residents aged 35 and older.
Begun in 2011 as a way to give back to the community, the first poker tournament was held at the then under construction Bressi Ranch Boys & Girls Clubhouse. Since its inception, the event has nearly tripled in attendance and raised over $350,000.
“There were 20 poker tables and close to 200 players,” said Tournament Director Rob Holzman. “In the end, it’s the kids who win. Over $55,000 in net proceeds was raised for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad!”
The Presenting Sponsor was Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation (Kathleen and Steve Flynn). Gold Sponsors included Cox Business, Crestview Capital Advisors, the Manhole Poker League, Morrison Insurance, Watch the Review, and Whiting-Turner.
Adding to the atmosphere was gourmet catering from Major Events & Catering, a generous donation by HRE Performance Wheels for a full set of custom wheels which was auctioned off to the highest bidder, and large screen TVs broadcasting the blinds as well as football games, courtesy of Home AV-TV & Design.
With play going on well into the night, Bobby Pike was awarded the coveted Winners Bracelet and selected a top of the line Haro Subvert HT7 Mountain Bike as his prize.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad has played an integral role in the Carlsbad community since 1952, providing programs and services to thousands of young people. Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad invites you to tour their Clubhouse, and see how lives are changed on a daily basis. The organization is 100% funded by local donors. For more information, call (760) 729-0207, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bgccarlsbad.org.