The Campbell Center to Hold Second Annual Poker Tournament

Back by popular demand, The Campbell Center (TCC) will hold its Second Annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 15 at its headquarters, 6512 San Fernando Road in Glendale. The inaugural event, held in February, was a great success leaving participants with the anticipation of another in quick succession. Once again the event will include a buffet of delicious choices, wine, beer and other non-alcoholic beverages. This year, TCC clients will not only be present to greet and mingle with the guests but will also be behind the buffet serving dinner.

“We heard from our participants in the inaugural event how much they enjoyed being part of the fundraiser, meeting some of the TCC clients and spending a fun afternoon in a spirit of friendly competition,” said Todd Stokes, retired GPD captain and president of The Campbell Center Foundation board. “Through word of mouth from past participants, we are confident that this year’s event will attract an event greater number of sponsors and players, all gathering to help make a difference by raising funds in support of The Campbell Center programs and services.”

Whether a player, a sponsor, or just someone who wishes to support or wants to cheer other players on, there are many options to make a positive impact on the success of this fundraiser. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $2,000; individual player buy-in is $100. Judging from the inaugural tournament, spaces are bound to fill up quickly and participants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. There are special rewards for early bird registrants. In addition, there are prizes for top players, including a $500 gift card for first prize; $300 gift card for second prize and $200 gift card for third prize.

For information or questions about event sponsorship levels, marketing benefits or to register, call Rita T. Hopkins at (818) 242-2434 or email

The Campbell Center was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit organization by Phyllis, Jerry and daughter Janice Campbell. The impetus for launching the organization was Janice who was born with Down syndrome and whom no school within the Glendale school system would accept because of her disability. While initially the organization was focused on serving children, over the ensuing nearly 60 years it has evolved into an agency whose mission is to partner with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, empowering them to successfully gain independence and attain their desired outcomes through opportunity and choice.

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