In 2004, Palmetto Middle School student Michael Grey, started a poker tournament to raise money for wheelchair repairs. When Grey graduated high school in 2010, the Morrison brothers (Brian, 16 and Jay, 14)took over. Jared Heller (age 17) joining soon thereafter. This year marks the 11th CCDH poker tournament, which has grown to well over 100 participants annually.
On February 1st, come join this worthy local charity event. Congregation Bet Shira (SW 120th Street and 77th Avenue) hosts the 3-hour Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament beginning at 12:30 pm. Entry costs $20 (though many contribute more) to try your luck, but more importantly to support the boys in their quest to help wheelchair bound individuals. All players and volunteers receive 4 hours of community service credit.
During the event, there will be free food and drink, raffles and lots of good conversation. Volunteers of all ages make sure this is an event everyone can enjoy. Through the years, Martin Berger has provided the poker chips, Congregation Bet Shira donates their venue and the Morrison, Heller and Grey families volunteer food, drink, time and effort to making this a special day.
Since 1975, CCDH has been Miami-Dade County's leading agency to plan, provide, coordinate, and arrange services for individuals with disabilities and their families. Last year more than $6200 was raised. With your help, more will be donated this year. For event information or to volunteer call Brian & Jay Morrison at 305-613-2069 or Jared Heller at 305-484-8831. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org