2018 One Step Charity Poker Championship Ups the Ante’ for Children’s Oncology Services.
CHICAGO, IL – On February 22rd, more than 220 pokers players and 75 spectators filled the Montgomery Club to help to send more kids with cancer to Camp One Step. Dan Bernstein from WSCR “The Score” AM 670 and a board member of the nonprofit returned as emcee for this 13th annual No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament that raised more than $105,000. Players from all over the Chicagoland-area and Northwest Indiana played their best hand for an evening of poker and high stakes gambling, memorable food and drinks, prizes and of course, charity.
Celebrity bounty players included NBC’s Chicago Fire Randy Flager, NBC Chicago’s Marley Kayden, WSCR “The Score” AM 670 Laurence Holmes and Danny Parkins and National Movie Critic and FOX Chicago host Richard Roeper.
Players of all levels competed for approximately $15,000 in prizes including the coveted Grand Prize: a seat at the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. Event sponsors included R.W. Baird, Perl Mortgage, Bill’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Milwaukee Brewing Company and Associated Agencies.