The seventh annual Ante4Autism poker tournament will be held in the Grand room at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, at 7 p.m. Jan. 18, on the first day of the winter Las Vegas Market. All proceeds go to New York-based research and advocacy group Autism Speaks.
Organizers and mattress industry members Doug Krinsky of Restonic and Karl Glassman of Leggett & Platt, as well as professional poker player Karina Jett and actor/poker player Erik Audé, invite all to attend.
Buy-in for the Texas Hold ‘em poker event is $125, re-buys are $40. Players receive an Autism Speaks pin. The event includes a silent auction of entertainment and sports memorabilia. All final table players and top finishers receive merchandise prizes. The winner is awarded a Grand Champion plaque. A number of celebrities and special guests are expected to participate in this year’s event.
Register to play, find out about sponsorship opportunities or make a donation at the Ante4Autism website. Sponsors also may contact event founder Krinsky by phone, (614) 554-0802, or email, [email protected].
In addition to Glassman, Jett and Krinsky, event co-hosts include Joseph Amato, Mattress Matters; Gary Blackney, Simmons; Stuart Carlitz, Eclipse International; Randy Coconis, Coconis Furniture; Anthony Mehran, Huffman Koos; Phil Miner and Mike McQuiston, Symbol Mattress; Allen Parvizian, APJL Consulting; Mark Quinn, Leggett & Platt; Myra Stone, independent representative; and Jerry Williams, Retail Service Systems.
One in 68 U.S. children, and one in 42 boys, are diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorders.