Southern Classic Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament
For those of you who may not know, there are a few poker sharks working for Better Car People! A second fun fact is that we love giving back to our local community. When the chance to play in a local charity poker tournament arose, we jumped at the opportunity. Last month, about half of the staff participated in the Southern Classic Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament & Casino Night at Piper Glen Country Club in Charlotte, NC. We were also proud sponsors of this event, along with Sam’s Club, Northwestern Mutual Fund and Outland Cigars.
There was a great turnout and our players fared pretty well! Gio, a designer at our sister company Big Ring Interactive placed 2nd overall and won a giftcard to Diamonds Direct. Tyler, a partner of Better Car People received 8th place while Chris, another partner, placed 6th. Overall, we had a great performance! The winner of the tournament won a seat at the World Series of Poker event.
Our participants enjoyed cocktails and heavy orderves, as well as craps, roulette and blackjack. The event was organized by Easter Seals UCP NC & VA who partners with those who have disabilities and mental health challenges. They strive to create opportunities, promote individual choice and change the lives of those with disabilities.
Easter Seals was able to raise over $15,000 from the poker tournament. This money will be put directly back into the community to help individuals and families living with disabilities and mental health constraints. We are delighted that we were able to do something with love while also helping others and our community. To learn more about this great organization, visit nc.eastersealsucp.com.