By Mary O’KEEFE
The Crescenta Valley High School cycling team path is a little easier thanks to fellow cyclist Dan Kobeissi and Kobeissi Properties, Montrose.
On Feb. 26, Kobeissi held a fundraising poker tournament to benefit the local cycling team. Forty-five players joined the tournament and $1,500 was raised for the team.
“It is a great [team]. We are privileged to have this team,” Kobeissi said, adding, “Not a lot of schools have [a cycling team].”
There were all levels of poker players and they were all there to support the CVHS team.
Kobeissi understands the draw of cycling. He is recovering from a torn ACL after an accident a couple of months ago.
“I will get it repaired and am [anxious] to get back out [cycling],” he said.
He has donated to the team in the past but this is the first time Kobeissi Properties, Montrose has hosted the poker tournament fundraiser and he is grateful to those who stopped by the Montrose office to try their luck.
“We want to say thank you to everyone for supporting this great cause,” he said.