This past Saturday, at the South Point Hotel and Casino, Ante4autism raised over $150,000 at their annual charity poker event! It was the 13th Annual Ante4autism event and over $150,000 was raised, which takes the grand total for all 13 years to over $1,000,000 raised!!!! “I feel incredibly energized by all the support we have received over these past 13 years,” Founder Krinsky said. “To be able to create awareness about Autism and raise this kind of money to help and support our kids and families through these Autism charities is just tremendous!” he went on to say. The winner of the 2021 Apollo Jett Grand Champion trophy this year was Chip Jett. (Pictured here: Doug Krinsky – Founder, Chip Jett and Karina Jett – Co-Host)
There was a great turnout once again for the event. The South Point Grandview Lounge played host to celebrities, professional poker players, furniture industry sponsors and many many local Las Vegas players. There was a live auction, silent auction and plenty of action at the tables. The excitement in the room was felt by everyone.
There were 2 more sponsors to join the event: True Sleep Mattress and Pete & Jenny Primeau. Special thanks to all the sponsors: $25,000 Presenting sponsor – Leggett & Platt, $15,000 Final Table Sponsor – Symbol Mattress/Corsicana Mattress Company, $10,000 Diamond sponsors – Ashley Furniture Industries, Eclipse/Eastman House, Karl & Cathi Glassman, Furniture First National Buying Group, $5,000 Platinum sponsors – Brooklyn Bedding, Symbol Mattress/Corsicana Mattress Company, Planned Furniture Promotions, $2,500 Gold sponsors – Tietex, Intellibed, Precision Textiles, Big Sandy Superstore, $1,000 Silver Sponsor – BoxDrop Mattress & Furniture, Standard Fiber, BakeartDeslee, Janet & Jeffrey Pickett, Roger Magowitz, Coconis Furniture, Myra Stone & Caroline Niccum, Shari Wagner, $500 Bronze sponsors – Pete & Jenny Primeau, True Sleep Mattress, Tom Daley, Jeffco Fibres, Inc., Maxime Knitting, Cranes Mattress Superstore, Fiesta Furniture, Englander, Customatic Technologies, David Deye, Jones Nonwovens, Yelco Trucking Inc., Gary Fazio, Colonial LLC Display & Branding Specialist.
The 5 Autism charities who will receive the net proceeds from the 13th Ante4autism event are: Rich Center for Autism, Cincinnati Center for Autism, F.E.A.T. – Families for Effective Autism Treatments of Southern Nevada, 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. Co-Hosts include: Joey Amato – Rock N Roll City Mattress, Stuart Carlitz – Eclipse/Eastman House, Randy Coconis – Coconis Furniture, Nick Hrkman – Corsicana Mattress, Karina Jett – KW Jett Real Estate Team, Doug Krinsky – Brooklyn Bedding, Mike McQuiston, Anthony Mehran – Huffman Koos Furniture, Phil Miner – Corsicana Mattress, Allen Parvizian – APJL Consulting, Myra Stone – Independent Representative, David Wachendorfer – Intellibed, Jerry Williams – Retail Service Systems Inc.
Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in 1 in 54 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.