Little City Hosts First-Ever Poker Tournament & Casino Night

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Poker players unite to raise awareness and funds for hundreds of individuals with disabilities served by Little City on March 9 at the “Seeing Hope Together” Poker Tournament & Casino Night, presented by Spex.

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Poker enthusiasts will compete for the grand prize of a seat at the World Series of Poker while raising awareness and funds for hundreds of children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Little City hosts the event on Saturday, March 9 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago.

Presented by Spex, the Little City “Seeing Hope Together” Poker Tournament & Casino Night will offer attendees an opportunity to test their skills and luck. The evening includes an all-night buffet, open bar and attractive prizes. Funds raised from the night will help provide innovative and personalized programs to individuals with disabilities at Little City.

“We’re so grateful to corporate philanthropists and community leaders who are passionate about identifying new opportunities to support worthy causes like ours,” commented Executive Director Shawn E. Jeffers. “Little City strives to provide first-class care to children and adults with disabilities and the Poker Tournament & Casino Night will help us generate much-needed funds to support our efforts.”

The night will also feature casino games including Texas Hold ‘Em, Black Jack and Roulette.

Players may join in the game at either the High Roller $1,000 Buy-In Tournament or Regular $200 Buy-In Tournament. Individual casino players and spectator tickets are $150 per person. Poker lessons will be available from experts before the event so all individuals can have a chance to play.

The presenting sponsor for the evening is Spex. Straight sponsors are Kovitz Investment Group and Venture One Real Estate. Three of a Kind Sponsors include: Eleni and Jimmy Bousis; Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC; Martin Family Foundation; Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd. and Dale Zalusky.

Registration for Little City’s Poker Tournament & Casino Night is available at http://www.littlecity.org/poker.

To support individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, visit http://www.littlecity.org/support.

For complete information, visit http://www.littlecity.org or contact Sally Blake at sblake(at)littlecity(dot)org or 847-221-7831.

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About Little City Foundation
For more than 50 years, Little City Foundation has developed innovative and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and wellness. Little City’s ChildBridge services include in-home personal and family supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services and special needs foster care and adoption. Little City’s LifePath Adult Services offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based services, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more. The organization has a 56-acre campus in Palatine and offices in Chicago.

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