Joining forces once again, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The WPT Foundation put on a night to remember at the Mandarin Oriental New York on October 27 and raised more than $756,000 for the Cardiac Center at CHOP.
From prenatal care through young adulthood, the Cardiac Center at CHOP provides comprehensive care to those with congenital and acquired heart conditions.
The “All In for Kids Poker Tournament is the largest charity poker tournament benefiting a major U.S. children’s hospital and is in its ninth iteration.
The evening saw 280 guests attend the event that included professional poker players Victor Ramdin, Vanessa Selbst, Jonathan Little, and 2010-2011 WPT Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger. The night was emceed by Phil Hellmuth.
“We are proud to once again partner with the WPT Foundation on this important and exciting event,” said Madeline Bell, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in a recent press release. “We are especially grateful to our friends at The Kibel Foundation for their support, and to the physicians and staff in CHOP’s Cardiac Center, who have revolutionized the way children with heart conditions are cared for both in our local communities and around the world.”
“All children deserve a future as free from the roadblocks to their dreams as possible, and the importance of helping those in need to have the resources to battle the health challenges they face cannot be emphasized enough,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “WPT Foundation is honored to support Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as it continues to provide life-changing healthcare to children through more than 150 years of extraordinary service. Together over the past four years we have raised more than $3 million.”
The WPT Foundation has now helped to raise more than $7 million for non-profit programs.