The 12th annual Ante4autism event was held last Saturday, 1/25/20 at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas. Dozens of celebrities showed up to help raise $$ and awareness for Autism. The Apollo Jett Grand Champion of the event was Aaron Page from Las Vegas. Aaron is a dealer at the Red Rock casino in Las Vegas. Congratulations Aaron!
The 12th annual event raised $142,531!! It was a great night of poker and a very special evening as special guest Pia Zadora kicked off the evening as she instructed the dealers to “Shuffle and deal”! There was a live auction of vacation trips, a custom poker table and a 4some of golf with Jose Canseco! The silent auction had plenty of great sports memorabilia, unique one of a kind special items like an autographed Eric Clapton guitar and very special photos of entertainers and sports figures.
Pictured above L to R: Karina Jett, Aaron Page, Doug Krinsky
Co-Hosts must thank all the players and sponsors of the event: Leggett & Platt $20,000 Presenting Sponsor, Symbol Mattress $15,000 Final Table Sponsor, Eclipse/Eastman House, Ashley and Furniture First National Buying Group – $10,000 Diamond sponsors, Planned Furniture Promotions, Karl & Cathi Glassman, Anthony Mehran from Huffman Koos Furniture and Brooklyn Bedding $5,000 Platinum sponsors. A Lava & Son is a $2,500 Gold sponsor, MLILY, Joe Matejka Jr., Intellibed, Janet Pickett, Roger Magowitz, BoxDrop Mattress & Furniture, Rize, Coconis Furniture, Bekaert Deslee, Myra Stone & Carline Niccum are all $1,000 Silver sponsors and Violette’sVegan, Colonial LLC, David Deye, Crane’s Mattress Superstore, Bo-Buck Mills, Furniture Fair, Englander, Infinity Massage Chairs and Maxime Mills as $500 Bronze sponsors. We have also received merchandise donations from The Layout Company, The Poker Depot, Townsley Portraits, BBO Poker Tables, PureCare and TRU Lite Bedding. There is still plenty of time to sponsor or donate to the event.
The 13th Annual Ante4autism event will be held Saturday, January 23th, 2021! We look forward to an even bigger event next year at the 13th annual event. Founder Doug Krinsky made mention Saturday, “that with a lot of help next year, we hope to surpass the $1,000,000 mark in total funds raised to help families impacted by Autism.”
The 5 Autism charities who will receive proceeds from the 12th Ante4autism event: Oakstone Academy, Willow Farms by Steps Academy, Project F.O.C.U.S. at UNLV, National Autism Association of Southeast Ohio and Autism Speaks. Founder Krinsky would also like to thank all the Co-Hosts, as they volunteer their time and spend hours on the event and receive no compensation for their work! Special thanks goes out to Erik Aude and Richard White!
Please contact Doug Krinsky, if you would like to sponsor or donate to the 12th Annual Ante4autism event in 2020: Ante4autism@aol.com, Ante4autism.com or 614-554-0802. We have 5 levels of sponsorships this year. Please refer to the various levels on the web site.
Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in 1 in 59 children in the United States according to the CDC!! The Co-Hosts are committed to helping the families and individuals impacted by Autism in any way they can.