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Monday, June 24, 2024

Torrance, Calif. — The Greater California Livery Association (GCLA) will host its fourth annual Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament November 15 at Penske Cadillac. Proceeds will benefit the GCLA lobbyist fund send an inner-city child to the Knights of Pythias Youth Camp.

The yearly event will include poker, blackjack, and roulette, as well as both live and silent auctions and a 50-inch flat screen TV for the tournament winner. A $100 player ticket gets you $2,500 worth of chips, food, and two drink tickets; re-buys, add-ons, and party tickets are also available for $25 each; and table sponsorships are $225, which gets your name on a table, recognition during the event, and promotional items in the swag bags. Parties can also buy nine-person tables at $1,250, which include a buy-in and re-buy for each player and a table-sponsor package.

The poker tournament, which began as a way to raise money for the GCLA four years ago, has consistently grown annually and is now one of the association’s largest fundraisers, according to Program Chair Kevin Illingworth of Classique Worldwide.

“It’s getting better every year,” Illingworth said. “We started off with about 68 people the first time, now we have seats for 100.”

If you want to attend but don’t want to play poker, there will be plenty of ways to meet with affiliates and friends during the event. Anyone interested in signing up for the GCLA’s evening of networking, fundraising, and good company has until Friday, November 14 to do so.

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