Ante 4 Autism Fundraiser Set For Las Vegas Market
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Winners at last year's Ante 4 Autism event: Back row: Neal Glickfield (4th Place), Allen Parvizian (3rd Place), Cody McCormick (5th Place) Front row: Chad Coconis (2nd place), Mike McQuiston (Winner). The event raised $22, 239.
Doug Krinsky and Scott Graham, co-hosts of the annual Ante 4 Autism event held at the Winter Las Vegas Market, announced that this year, professional poker player Karina Jett will participate in the furniture industry fund raiser benefiting Autism Speaks.
Co-Host Scott Graham stated, “The Golden Nugget has welcomed our event with open arms and we hope to announce shortly other professional poker players that will be joining us as well. We hope to surpass the 2012 total of $22,239 by moving to the Golden Nugget on a Sunday night and adding a new Platinum level of sponsorship for 2013."
The complete details of the various sponsorship levels are on the Ante4autism.com web site.
“Co-Hosts of the event believe that moving to the Golden Nugget will be more convenient for market attendees and the general public, who will also be invited to play in the event for the first time”, added another co-host Jerry Williams.
Furniture retailers, Buyers, manufacturers, Sales Reps and suppliers attending the Las Vegas Market in January, 2013 are invited to participate on Sunday, January 27th at seven PM. The day of the event was moved to Sunday night as a way to have some fun before the market opens.
“We will be hosting a Texas Hold’em Tournament to benefit Autism Speaks, as well as providing an opportunity to donate during the evening,” stated Doug Krinsky. Mr. Krinsky is the parent of a child with Autism and Sales Manager for Restonic.
Participants can pre-register and donations can be made online at www.ante4autism.com.
Sponsorships can be made online at various levels: Platinum sponsorships are available at $2,500, Gold sponsorships at $1,000, Silver at $500 and Bronze at $250. "New Co-Host Allen Parvizian, from APJL Consulting, and Symbol Mattress have committed to be the 1st Platinum sponsors for 2012 already," added Krinsky.
The entry fee to play is $125, and players must be 21 years of age. 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 top 5 final table players will receive great merchandise prizes such as new queen size mattress sets, cash prizes of $100 to $500 and the winner will receive a Grand Prize winner’s plaque. Checks can also be made out to “Autism Speaks” and mailed to Doug Krinsky at 5405 Blackhawk Forest Drive, Westerville, OH 43082.
“Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed now in 1 in 88 children in the United States, and 1 in 54 boys” said Krinsky.
Co-Hosts include Allen Parvizian, APJL Consulting: Myra Stone, Independent Representative: Randy Coconis, Coconis Furniture; Richie Gallaher, Tempur-Pedic; Stuart Carlitz, Eclipse International; Phil Miner, Symbol Mattress; Mike McQuiston, Symbol Mattress; Scott Graham, Trucomfortmattress.com; Jerry Williams, PMD Furniture Direct; Anthony Mehran, Huffman Koos Furniture; Joseph Amato, Mattress Matters; Mark Quinn, Leggett and Platt and Doug Krinsky, Restonic. Special thanks to Dustin Fisher, and Marv Beneteau for their help on this event.
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