The 2020 AFISCD Annual Poker & Casino Night returned to the very popular Hugo’s Frog Bar & Gibsons Steakhouse for its third year in a row. It was a packed house as guests arrived on Saturday, February 29th, eager to show their support and win some awesome prizes.
Before cards were dealt, guests got to mingle and enjoy the open bar courtesy of MillerCoors featuring Coors Light, Peroni, Miller Lite and more! Gibsons’ delicious appetizers, including bruschetta, caprese skewers, citrus cured faroe island salmon and seared tuna wontons, were passed around before the opening of the dinner buffet. The buffet featured a chef carving station, double baked potatoes, pasta and salad which left guests happy and ready to get the tournament under way.
The poker tournament began after a few opening remarks from National Executive Director, Jennifer Flink and Board Member, Shelly Stillman who thanked the crowd, board members, and their generous sponsors for a wonderful start to a successful event. As the poker tournament was heating up with each player hoping to win the $10,000 World Series of Poker Seat in Las Vegas, the other guests enjoyed charitable gaming around the blackjack and craps tables. Between the poker prizes, live auction, and casino raffle prizes, guests could go home with many great items such as a week stay in a Costa Rica Villa, a Lester Lampert Watch, an Apple iPad, amazing Chicago sporting tickets to the Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, and a trip to Las Vegas!
The AFISCD would like to thank everyone that came out and made this event a success. The big winner of the night though was Matthew Garber, who took home the coveted first place poker prize.
AFISCD is committed to providing ongoing financial support to the Center to empower physically disabled Israeli children from all backgrounds to participate in physical and psychological rehabilitation through sports to attain the goal of leading productive and successful lives in Israeli society. Israel Sports Center for the Disabled’s Chicago Office is located in Northfield.
For more information, please visit http://www.afiscd.org/