13th Annual CCDH Poker Tournament

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Lehman brothers (Jesse, 14 and Max, 17) along with the Morrison brothers (Brian, 18 and Jay, 16) from Palmetto High School, put on the 13th annual CCDH Poker Tournament, which has grown to well over 100 participants annually.

Hosted by Congregation Bet Shira (SW 120th Street and 77th Avenue), the 3-hour Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament included food and drink, raffles and lots of good conversation. Entry cost $20 (though many contributed more) and all players and volunteers received 4 hours of community service credit.

The Poker Tournament benefits The Advocacy Network on Disabilities, formerly known as CCDH. Since 1975, the Advocacy Network has been Miami-Dade’s lead agency that coordinates and arranges services for individuals with developmental and other disabilities.

The big winner of the day was David Brin (right) who won against the #2 finisher Todd Melgaard. The final all-in hand was won with a pair of fives! No guts, no glory!

The donation total is still being tallied, but is likely to top $5000. If you’d like to add to the money raised, please go to http://www.anodpokertournament.myevent.com/ where your credit card donation will go directly to The Advocacy Network on Disabilities.