“All In” for community service
February 3, 2016
In 2004, as a way to raise money and awareness for CCDH (an organization which assists the developmentally handicapped), Palmetto Middle School student Michael Grey created a poker tournament. After Grey graduated from MPSH in 2009, brothers Brian and Jay Morrison took over the tournament to continue the legacy Grey left on the Pinecrest community.
On this year’s Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, Palmetto High School students Brian Morrison and Max Lehman will be hosting the 12th Annual Charity Poker Tournament. The tournament will be held at the Bet Shira Congregation (7500 SW 120th Street). Last year, the tournament raised around 5,000 dollars and this year Morrison and Lehman hope to raise even more.
“I joined the poker tournament to help raise money for CCDH and primarily to realize that I contributed to society and that I could bring joy to kids with disabilities lives by raising money for their wheelchairs to be repaired,” chairperson and junior Max Lehman said.
To enter the tournament, participants must pay a minimum $20 donation. All players and volunteers participating in the tournament will receive five hours of community service. There will be food, drinks, raffles and prizes donated by local businesses.
“This was something that I wanted to see continue. It’s a great organization and through our efforts we have created our own fund within the charity dedicated to helping children with disabilities,” chairperson and junior Brian Morrison said.
For any questions and more information on the tournament, contact Brian Morrison: 305-613-2069 or Max Lehman: 786-558-6741 for further information.