We had a record number of players at the 2016 event. “All-In-For-CP” encourages poker enthusiast of all levels to join celebrity guests to raise money, understanding, and financial support for families affected by Cerebral Palsy.
Celebrities at this year’s winter event included 2016 WSOP Main Event winner Qui Nguyen, UFC Hall of Fame fighters Forrest Griffin and Randy Couture, “Scorpion actor Elyes Gabel, actor Sunkrish Bala from “The Walking Dead”, Chris Reed from “Sons of Anarchy”, Actors Erik Aude and Erin O’Brien, Julianna Pena (The first female to win “The Ultimate Fighter”), Poker Pros Noah Schwartz and Eric Mizrachi, Former WWF Wrestler Alicia Webb (Ryan Shamrock), UFC Fighters Roy Nelson, Ian McCall, and Phil Baroni, Model/Host Alison Waite, Champion Quadriplegic Surfer Jesse Billauer, and Former MLB baseball player Jose Canseco.
First place went to Mason Lerner, who won a $10,000 Main Event seat, and donated a portion of the monies back to the One Step Closer Foundation. The final table was made up of players Mason Lerner, Wade Ostrum, Thomas Nguyen, Steve Galer, Hamid Siddiqui, Vincent Lacariere, Ron McMillan, Connie Holder, Timothy Takata, Erica Westmoreland.
Photos of the event can be found here.
We had the pleasure of visiting the volunteers over at RSVP – The Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project as their Equipment Division was cleaning, repairing and prepping wheelchairs , walkers and canes for people in the Houston community who might go without where it not for their service. It’s a great group of people and The One Step Closer Foundation made a donation that paid two months rent on the facilities building to allow them to keep serving those in need.
Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides physical rehabilitation services and equipment to uninsured individuals with disabilities.
The RSVP-Clinic provides outpatient services to individuals with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. These services include medical care, nursing care, pharmacist management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychological evaluation, social work and spiritual care.
The medical equipment division (RSVP-MED) provides durable medical equipment (such as wheelchairs, bathroom equipment, and walkers) to individuals in our community with disabilities (regardless of diagnosis) who lack access to this equipment.
For more about RSVP, visit rsvptexas.org.
To see photos of the event, click here.