14th Annual Poker Tournament

On Super Bowl Sunday, some special students from Palmetto High School put on the 14th annual poker tournament to support people with disabilities. The event drew well over 100 participants.

 Tournament organizers: [L-R] Pedro Rodriguez, Jaikob Frank, Jay Morrison, Jesse Lehman, Eli Graff, Zach Wiener

Tournament organizers: [L-R] Pedro Rodriguez, Jaikob Frank, Jay Morrison, Jesse Lehman, Eli Graff, Zach Wiener

Hosted at Congregation Bet Shira, the 3-hour Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament included food and drink, raffles and lots of good conversation. Through the $20 entry fee and other donations, the event raised over $5800. Players and volunteers also received five hours of community service credits.

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

If you were not able to make it but would still like to donate, please go to www.anodpokertournament.myevent.com where you can find out how.