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August 28, 2009 - "No Bluffing Here - St. Louis Arc Benefits from Card Sharks"

What: 5th Annual Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament

Where: Hilton St. Louis Frontenac

When: August 28, 2009

Time: 6:30 PM Doors Opened; Preliminary Rounds Began 7:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Buy-in donation of $100 per person or $50 for spectators; advanced registration required

Beneficiary: St. Louis Arc's programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Master of Ceremonies: Mark Reardon, KMOX Radio

EMCEE: KMOX-AM talk show host Mark Reardon

Sponsors: Centene Corporation, Total Rewards Strategies, Mutual of America, Fitz's Root Beer, and Anheuser Busch Companies

Attire: Casual Attire

Information: Lindsey Harris 314-817-2241

Donors: In-Kind-American Visions Contemporary Crafts, AMS, Aon Risk Services, Balaban's Wine Cellar and Tapas Bar, Patricia Bubeck, Michael Burke, Cabot Corporation Foundation, The Cheese Course, Mary Deverman, Irl & Sue Engelhardt, H&H Health Associates, Frank Heslin, John Louis Home, The Melting Pot, Newly Hatched Designs, Pokergoods.com, PRP Wines, Randy's Famous Salsa, Ron Reim, Mike Rohan, St. Louis Blues, The St. Louis Frontenac Hilton, Yoga for Everybody

Blacktie Photos by: Chuck Ramsay

 Phyllis Bauer presenting the championship cash prize
Phyllis Bauer presenting the championship cash prize
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No Bluffing Here - St. Louis Arc Benefits from Card Sharks

It was a great evening full bluffing, betting and poker faces at the St. Louis Arc’s 5th Annual Texas Hold‘Em Poker Tournament. The event gave card sharks a chance to enjoy some great poker in an exciting tournament setting and make a real difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

This year, more than 160 players took part in the charitable event, which included a shot at a $1,000 grand prize, fabulous food and a silent auction. The St. Louis Arc was especially pleased to welcome KMOX talk show host Mark Reardon as the guest emcee.

All proceeds raised at the event will benefit the St. Louis Arc’s programs for people with developmental disabilities.

The St. Louis Arc is a non-profit United Way agency that provides support and services to more than 3,000 adults and children with developmental disabilities, and their families, throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area. It is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of the United States.

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