Teen Living Programs held their inaugural Poker and Casino Night, ‘A Full House for Youth’, at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Gibsons Steakhouse on October 10th. Over 200 eager guests arrived in high spirits ready for a fun-filled evening while there to support a great cause. As guests arrived they were able to enjoy drinks from the open bar courtesy of MillerCoors, Heaven Hill and Tito’s and snack on passed appetizers including mini crab cakes, lamb chops, tuna wontons and more!
The poker tournament was kicked off by TLP’s CEO, Jeri Lynch Linas who thanked the sponsors and everyone who came out to support their mission. After the welcoming remarks, the cards were dealt and the poker tournament officially began. On the opposite side of the venue, blackjack, craps and roulette tables were packed with guests testing their luck to win as many casino chips as they could. They had the chance to win awesome raffle prizes including theatre tickets, restaurant gift cards and two round trip tickets on United Airlines! As the night continued guests were able to indulge on an amazing Gibsons dinner buffet with an artisanal cheese and charcuterie display, fried calamari, herb roasted turkey breast and beef tenderloin.
There were many chances to take home an awesome prize and the Stack-The-Deck raffle sold out quickly as one lucky winner walked away with two roundtrip airline tickets on United to Europe! Between the amazing food, beverages, prizes and energy in the room it was a night to remember, especially for the winner of the poker tournament! TLP board member Toby Eveland was the final player remaining and took home the WSOP seat in Las Vegas!
Teen Living Programs is a non-profit organization that has supported and strengthened Chicago’s most vulnerable young people for over 40 years. They focus solely on 14-24 year old’s who are experiencing homelessness; and offer comprehensive, year-round services to address everything from emergency needs and housing to education, job readiness, and embracing a healthy lifestyle. TLP’s services are available on Chicago’s south side, in neighborhoods of high poverty and violence and where critical supportive services are lacking. For more information, please visit www.tlpchicago.org.