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4rd Annual Ante 4 Autism Fundraiser Scheduled During Las Vegas Market

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Article Summary: There will be a Texas Hold’em Tournament to benefit Autism Speaks, as well as an opportunity to donate or sponsor the event and bid online.

Furniture retailers, Buyers, manufacturers, Sales Reps and suppliers attending the Las Vegas Market are invited to the 4rd Annual Ante 4 Autism event.  “There will be a Texas Hold’em Tournament to benefit Autism Speaks, as well as an opportunity to donate or sponsor the event and bid online for great home furnishings items if you are not able to play,” stated co-host Doug Krinsky.  Doug Krinsky is the parent of a child with Autism and Sales Manager for the Restonic Mattress Company, and is co-hosting the tournament at Binion’s (Downtown Las Vegas) on Tuesday, January 31, at 7:00 pm. 

Participants can register or donations can be made online at www.ante4autism.com.  Sponsorships are also available and can be made online at various levels:  Gold sponsorships are available at $1,000, Silver at $500 and Bronze at $250.  Leggett & Platt, the Symbol Mattress Company and Roger Magowitz have already committed as Gold sponsors.  The entry fee to play is $150, players must be 21 and $75 of each entry goes directly to Autism Speaks.   All players will receive an Autism Speaks t-shirt as well as an Autism Speaks pin.  There will be light snacks and beverages provided at the event.  The winner will receive the Grand Prize winner’s plaque, as well as a portion of the entry fees.  Checks can be made out to “Autism Speaks” and mailed to Doug Krinsky at 5405 Blackhawk Forest Drive, Westerville, OH  43082 or dropped off at the tournament as well. 

The online auction is now open on the www.ante4autism.com website site with these great home furnishings available:  Restonic Gel visco queen size set, Simmons Beautyrest queen size set, Eclipse Essential Sleep Gel queen or king size set, 4-some of golf at Ohio State’s Scarlet golf course, a Sealy Posturepedic queen size set, a Serta IComfort queen set, a beautiful leather sofa and an Ashley Recliner.   100% of all proceeds from the auction will be donated to Autism Speaks! 

Binion’s/Four Queens has also offered a special Ante4autism group room rate for anyone interested to stay at the Four Queens, which is next to Binion’s and the Golden Nugget, downtown.  The rates are: Friday 1/27 & Saturday 1/28 - $95, Sunday 1/29 – Thursday 2/2 - $39 per night.  Call Central Reservations at Four Queens 1-800-634-6045 – press 1 - to reserve a room under “Ante4autism”.  Call by 12/27 to lock in this room rate.  You do not need to be playing in the event to stay at Four Queens at these rates.  

“Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed now in one in 110 children in the United States, and 1 in 70 boys” said Krinsky.  Co-Hosts include Randy Coconis, Coconis Furniture;  Stuart Carlitz, Eclipse International; Phil Miner, Symbol Mattress; Mike McQuiston, Symbol Mattress; Scott Graham, PMD Furniture Direct; Jerry Williams, PMD Furniture Direct; Andrew Mehran, Huffman Koos Furniture; Joseph Amato, Mattress Matters; and Mark Quinn, Leggett and Platt.   Special thanks to Dustin Fisher, Kim Niederst and Marv Beneteau for their help setting up this event.               

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