FireWorks for Kids Foundation and Christopher House Team Up to Host Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on Sept. 29

The Fire Works for Kids Foundation - the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire - and Christopher House have announced that the organizations will jointly host a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on Thursday, Sep. 29 at the Chicago Athletic Association, located at 12 S. Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago. Registration for the event will begin at 5:00 p.m. CT with the first cards to be dealt at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds earned on the evening will go towards Christopher House, a seven-site family resource center serving approximately 3,500 low-income children and their families each year.

A $200 entry fee is required to enter the tournament, and the limited amount of seats for the event are available only for players ages 21 or over. Also included in the entry fee are complementary appetizers and cocktails for all players during the evening. The buy-in will be worth it for the night's big winner, who will earn an automatic spot in the 2006 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

To receive more information about the Texas Hold 'Em Tournament or to register for the event, please contact Jessica Yavitz of the FWFK Foundation at 312-705-7218 or Megan Barry of Christopher House at 773-472-1083.

Since 1998, the FireWorks for Kids Foundation has helped the Chicago Fire contribute its service and commitment to the Chicagoland community through grants and charitable contributions. The FWFK mission is to forward recreational and educational opportunities for economically or otherwise disadvantaged children throughout the Chicagoland area.