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Poker Night Antes Up $10K

On Saturday, March 30, over 100 guests placed their bets at Seany’s Showdown Poker Tournament and Casino Night at Co-Merge in downtown San Diego to help fight childhood cancer. The fun-filled night raised $10,000 for The Seany Foundation’s patient care programs. Casino players got lucky at craps, blackjack, and roulette. Congratulations to poker tournament winner Delana Ricasa, who took home the grand prize: a two-night stay at the Wynn Hotel Las Vegas and two tickets to see Cirque De Soliel’s Le Reve!

Everyone enjoyed the festive beats of DJ PJ, refreshing cocktails by Bartini’s and St. Petersburg Vodka, and yummy appetizers courtesy of Titled Kilt.  Lucky drawing winners took home exciting prizes, including a St. Mark’s Golf Package, a Donovan’s Steak & Chop House Gift Certificate, Pamplemousse Chocolate Caramels, and more!

Photos of the event were taken courtesy of Milton Motion & Design and can be viewed on Facebook.

Countdown to Seany’s Showdown

In less than two weeks, The Seany Foundation will host Seany’s Showdown Poker Tournament and Casino Night at Co-Merge in downtown San Diego. There are still a few days left to register! No experience necessary. Come try your hand at craps, roulette, blackjack, and poker.

Admission includes music by DJ PJ, drinks by Bartini, and light appetizers by Tilted Kilt. Invite some friends and make a night of it! Group rates available. Register today. 21 and over, please.

Seany Seeks Sponsors to Ante Up

The Seany Foundation is gearing up for Seany’s Showdown Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night at Co-Merge in downtown San Diego on March 30. Go “all in” to help kids fighting cancer! Consider sponsoring the event. Sponsorship levels start at just $100. For more information, email Amie at [email protected].

Poker and Casino Night Leaves Big Winners

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night brought in some spenders and sent home some big winners!  With over 70 guests in attendance, the night of fun’n’games raised well over $5000 for The Seany Foundation!

Our poker tournament’s lucky first place winner took home $500 cash.  Our 2nd-5th place players took home gift certificates to the excellent local restaurants BICE, Blanca, Bluefire Grill, and Hash House.  And our raffle prize winners took home a Toshiba LCD HDTV, a 16GB iPod, a Cuisinart 12 pc. cookware set, and a JetRhys Hollywood package valued at $150.  Guests enjoyed complimentary food and $5 bar drinks while they played the night away at roulette, craps, poker, and blackjack.

Thank you to Casino Knights for working with us again this year to deal the best cards possible, and a special thank you to Programs Director Abe Collier and the Pacific Athletic Club for graciously hosting the evening’s festivities.

To see photos of winners and guests at the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night, check out Seany’s Flickr Photostream.

Seany Offers Amazing Prizes

If you still haven’t registered online for the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night, we have some great prizes we’re offering that will be sure to entice you…

Poker Tournament Prizes:

* 1st place: $500 cash* 2nd place: Bluefire Grill Dinner for 2

* 3rd place: Blanca Restaurant $100 gift certificate

* 4th place: Bice Restaurant $100 gift certificate

* 5th place: Hash House A GoGo $100 gift certificate

Raffle prizes include:

* Toshiba 19 ” LCD HDTV with DVD player

* Cuisinart 12-pc. Cookware set

* La Jolla Dine Out package: Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza $50 and Roppongi $50 gift certificates

* Bohemian Package: Maddy Moon Designs $100 gift certificate and Crimson candle valued at $46

* Wine Lovers Excursion: Wine Country Trails horseback riding for 2 and Callaway Vineyards Tour/Tasting for 4

* Dance Party package: DJ Oso private party service and (2) 4-class cards to Culture Shock Dance Center

*Ipod nano: 16GB and red; one the most fun toys you’ll ever own

Sounds pretty good, huh?  Sign up today at Seany’s Poker/Casino Page.

*number of and specific raffle prizes subject to guest turnout.

Register Online for Poker and Fun!

There’s still time to register online for the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night.  Whether you’re a near-pro card shark or just a hobbyist, come join us for the fun and games to benefit kids with cancer!

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For more info. and to sign up, visit Seany’s Poker/Casino Page.

Seany’s Poker Tournament Rules and Regulations

Tournament is limited to 66 players.  The tournament is a timed event from approximately 7pm-10pm.

Seat assignments: Each player will randomly draw a table/seat card from the Tournament Director prior to the tournament.

Each Player will start with $10,000 in chips (10, 6, 6).  (10 White =$1000), (6 Red =$3000), (6 Black =$6000).

The blinds increase every 20 minutes or as deemed by the Tournament Director.  This is a flexible blind and time table depending on the action and the time restraints of the tournament.

Re-buys are available for the first hour of the Tournament.  After that, Add-ons, which you do not need to be out of chips to purchase, will be available.  If a player does go out at the end of the hand with the last Re-buy, he/she will be able to do both options and have double the amount of chips at that time.

As players are eliminated, there will be a sit’n’go poker table available for play with the use of casino games chips; poker tournament chips will not accepted at this table. Any leftover poker chips may be redeemed for raffle tickets.

Best of luck to you all!

Questions/comments?  Write to us at [email protected]  Register online at http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/poker

Date Announced for 2nd Annual Poker Tournament and Casino Night

What: The Seany Foundation, in partnership with the Pacific Athletic Club, proudly presents the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night!

When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 6pm-10pm

6pm: Check-in, Food and Drink Social, Casino Games open

7pm: Poker Tournament Begins

Where: Pacific Athletic Club, 12000 Carmel Country Road, San Diego, CA 92130-6101  Map

Why: to raise funds for The Seany Foundation’s patient care projects and pediatric cancer research at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and Moores UCSD Cancer Center

Who: All players 18+

No-host beer and wine bar.  Complimentary food provided.

Early registration online highly recommended (online registration coming soon!).  Space is limited for No-Limit Texas Hold-’em poker tournament.

Registration:

Poker Buy-In: $60

Casino Games Buy-In: $60

(General Buy Ins include $2000 in chips and 1 complimentary drink)

Poker AND Casino Games Buy-In Deal: $100

Executive Buy In: $90 (poker or casino games)
Includes general buy-in, plus 1 re-buy received at the start of the tournament, and 2 drink tickets

Prizes will be awarded to top 5 players.

Raffle tickets available in exchange for poker and casino chips and for purchase.  Proceeds from raffle and buy-ins benefit The Seany Foundation.

More details coming soon…

Sarcoma Awareness Week Wrap-Up

According to our friends at Team Sarcoma, with a dozen teams left to report the results of their events, the preliminary count of the number of participants in the Team Sarcoma Initiative’s International Sarcoma Awareness Week is over 14,000 people! There were over 85 events in 14 countries and 28 states in the United States. One of these events was The Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament, which was met with great success at the Hotel Solamar here in downtown San Diego. The following press release describes some of what took place at the reception for another awareness event that was held in Washington, DC:

Ambassadors from Lithuania, Mexico, and New Zealand gathered with physicians and government representatives on July 24 in Washington, DC, to honor people dealing with sarcoma, a rare and dangerous cancer. The reception was a part of the global Team Sarcoma Initiative (TSI), a growing movement that involved more than 14,000 people in 14 countries last week.”

For the complete press release, see

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/07/prweb2699284.htm

Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament Turnout on Flickr

Team Seany at our International Sarcoma Awareness Event

Team Seany at our International Sarcoma Awareness Event

Well, The Seany Foundation was pleasantly surprised to see over 100 new bright and happy faces walk through the doors of the Solstice Ballroom at Hotel Solamar on Saturday night for the First Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament, which raised over $6000.

The pros take their seats for the poker tournament.

The pros take their seats for the poker tournament.

Thanks to our volunteer photographer, Terrani Nevarez, we have plenty of photos to boast of the evening’s exciting festivities.  Check out the Seany Foundation’s Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament Poker photos on Flickr.  You might be in there!

Our generous first-place winner makes his moves at the final table.

Our generous first-place winner makes his moves at the final table.

After a win-or-bust two first rounds and a nail-biting semi, the final table competitors kept everyone on the edge of their seats.  The final five poker players received a complimentary Seany Foundation t-shirt and one of five fabulous prizes, including luxury hotels stays and gourmet restaurant gift certificates.  Our first place winner even donated $250 back to The Foundation- talk about good sportsmanship!

A very happy raffle winner

A very happy raffle winner

The real party animals stayed for the raffle at the end of the night.  We gave away bottle service for up to 10 at Stingaree, tickets for the Padres, tickets for the Turf Club at the Del Mar Racetrack, travel packages, and a digital camera to name a few.

Yes, it seemed that everyone truly enjoyed the evening.  The casino games definitely entertained, too.  We’re looking forward to doing it again.  Thanks to all who came!  We hope to see you again soon for some more fun and games.