Poker4Life 2019 (P4L) was recently held in New York City at The Pennsy to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. The 14th edition of the event did not disappoint as more than 200 players vied for the coveted P4L bracelet and a seat in the World Series of Poker Main event.
The evening event was one of our best and that is 100% thanks to the efforts and generosity of our supporters and volunteers. The night began with a few firsts, including the singing of our national anthem by P4L co-founder Jeremy Schwartz’s 7 year old son. His rendition set the tone for a memorable poker tournament. The evening also included the recognition of Kevin Graham with the All In Award. Kevin’s has been our reliable tournament director, and the voice of our night since the first poker event 16 years ago. Kevin’s business, Tumbling Dice, helps charities raise money by hosting various themed casino nights. Thank you for helping us honor him and Tumbling Dice.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our Poker4Life 2019 leading sponsors, Jewelry on 5th, Semper Funds and ZYR Vodka as well as to Chris “Hanrahan” Murney and “Goumba” Johny Sialiano who have chosen to never miss an event in support of our cause.
Congratulations to all final table players including our Poker4life.org Charity Poker Champion, Doug Rassner, runner up, Mike Cintolo and 3rd place winner, David Ostrow. It was an incredible run by all 3 individuals and we wish you all the very best of luck at the WSOP and the WSOP satellites.
Each year we continue to be humbled and proud of what we accomplish together. So many have been steady participants year after year. The gratitude we have for the continued support is more than we can put into words. We may have created this environment however you all built the community and its your contribution to society that is something we all can be proud of. Thank you!
Congrats again to the other seven 2019 Final Table Winners: 4th – Andrew Yakubovich, 5th – Jake Meany, 6th – Jane Wasman, 7th – Joe Raffio, 8th – Jordan Girardi, 9th – Sandeep Bangar, 10th – Vincent Teutonico. We hope to see everyone next year at the 15th Annual Poker4Life™ Charity Poker Championship!