The Irv Feldman Texas Hold ’Em Tournament presented by The CHEST Foundation in partnership with the Northwestern Memorial Foundation and Select Rehabilitation, celebrated its 6th anniversary on Saturday, March 2, 2019, by returning to Chevy Chase Country Club for the second year in a row.
As over 550 of the Feldman’s family, friends, sponsors, and partners arrived for a record-breaking event, they dined on a full buffet spread including a salad bar, prime rib carving stations, BBQ pulled pork sliders, chicken piccata, and penne marinara. Once their appetites were taken care of, guests were able to stop by the Tito’s Vodka tasting table or the open bar featuring Tito’s Vodka Cocktails, Miller Lite, Peroni, and Coors Light before making their way to the silent auction table featuring over 40 fantastic items. The silent auction packages including a one-week Puerto Rico stay in a beachfront condo, a Colorado Vacation Package, multiple Chicago Staycation Packages at top hotels in the city and surrounding suburbs, a private chef dining experience, and many more!
Before the poker tournament commenced, Co-chairs Mitch & Laury Feldman of the Feldman Family Foundation, shared a few words on how much this event means to them and thanked their generous sponsors. Following the heart-felt video presentation as a tribute to families affected by pulmonary fibrosis, Bob Musacchio, the Chief Executive Officer and EVP, and Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, the CHEST Foundation President took the stage for a few kind words.
Once cards were dealt you could feel the energy in the room as over 270 poker players competed for top prizes including the chance to win the $10,000 seat in the World Series of Poker, a four-day, three-night Las Vegas trip at Caesars Palace, a Chicago Staycation at The Langham hotel, an Apple Watch, and many more! As the evening continued, guests kept the blackjack, craps, and roulette tables alive with excitement before they cashed out their casino chips for raffle tickets to win big in the casino raffle. Some of the top prizes included a foursome of golf at White Deer Run Golf Club, a dinner for two at Terrace 16, Chicago White Sox tickets with dinner at ll Porcellino, a Wine Tasting package at Lynfred Winery, and more!
In the end, George Michelic was crowned tournament champion and took home the coveted WSOP prize and the Irv Feldman Poker Trophy.
Thank you to everyone who made this evening an incredible celebration of the 6th Annual Irv Feldman Texas Hold ’Em Tournament which raised record breaking funds for an amazing cause. The Irv Feldman Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament is presented by The CHEST Foundation in partnership with the Northwestern Memorial Foundation and Select Rehabilitation. The CHEST Foundation was founded in 1996 to champion lung health through serving CHEST members, patients, and the public by supporting clinical research, patient education, and community service. To learn more about the CHEST Foundation, please visit their website at https://foundation.chestnet.org/.
The Northwestern Memorial Foundation helps to grow critical patient care programs, expand groundbreaking research and train the next generation of medical personnel. Their programs reach out to communities with lifesaving education and screenings, improve access to care for low-income people, focus more on education and resources to prevent disease, and help those with chronic diseases like diabetes manage their health. To learn more about the Northwestern Memorial Foundation, please visit their website at http://foundation.nm.org/.
Select Rehabilitation employs thousands of rehabilitation professionals and provides services across the nation. Select provides comprehensive therapy services with qualified licensed professionals in a variety of clinical settings including SNFs, CCRCs, ALFs, ILFs, home health, and schools. Their therapeutic programs emphasize patient-focused, outcomes-driven care that allows patients to achieve and maintain their highest quality of life. To learn more, please visit their website at https://www.selectrehab.com/.