23 Aug

SAVE THE DATE – Texas Hold ’em Tournament

template_poker_mainWe are excited to announce our First Annual Special Kids Network Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament! Sponsored by Susquehanna International Group, LLP. $200-Poker Buy-in, $75- Non-poker registration (*both registrations include food/drinks)

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, 6:00 PM at Fields BMW in Northfield, Illinois, Special Kids Network will host a No Limit Hold’em Poker tournament in which over 400 players are expected to participate.  The event will be run by Matt Savage, World Poker Tour’s Executive Tournament Director.  On the guest list are several professional poker players, including David Williams (2004 WSOP Main Event Runner Up), Ari Engel (Bodog Ari), Faraz Jaka (2010 World Poker Tour Player of the Year), Mike Matasow(nickname of “The Mouth” reflects his reputation for trash-talking at the poker table), Bernard Lee (co-host of ESPN’s Inside Deal), Jeremy Roenick (Legendary Chicago Blackhawk) and other local sports & media celebrities.

The main beneficiary for this year’s event is Keshet, an organization that offers educational, vocational and recreational programs for children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Special Recipients for this event will be The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired infant and toddler family program and Rainbows, an organization helping youth successfully navigate the very difficult grieving process.

Our first place winner will receive a $10,000 buy-in to the Main Event at the World Series of Poker.

Online registration via our website for this event will be up and running in the very near future.

11 Aug

First Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament!

template_poker_mainWe are excited to announce our First Annual Special Kids Network Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament!

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, 6:00 p.m. at Fields BMW in Northfield, Illinois, Special Kids Network will host a No Limit Hold’em Poker tournament in which over 400 players are expected to participate.  The event will be run by Matt Savage, World Poker Tour’s Executive Tournament Director. Several professional poker players are scheduled to appear.

The main beneficiary for this year’s event is Keshet, an organization that offers educational, vocational and recreational programs for children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Special Recipients for this event will be The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired infant and toddler family program and Rainbows, an organization helping youth successfully navigate the very difficult grieving process.

The success of this event will allow us to continue to contribute to the charitable organizations that have come to rely on the Special Kids Network to fund programs and research that help children and young adults in a many ways.

Our first place winner will receive a $10,000 buy-in to the Main Event at the World Series of Poker.

Online registration via our website for this event will be up and running in the very near future.