The ninth annual “Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em” fundraising event will be held at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia this November.
Over 150 players, will take over the TPC in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 for a night of Texas Hold’em style poker, with a raffle, casino night, food, cigars, wine and friends.
“The ninth Annual Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em Tournament has continued to attract a new group of supporters each year,” said Kim Goldman, executive director since 2005. “With new sponsors, new players and an awesome grand prize, 2016 World Series of Poker Entry will make for a hugely successful evening.”
In past years, this event has raised more than $25,000 for the Santa Clarita Youth Project; the goal for this year is $30,000.
Winners will have a chance to win gift certificates, electronics, bicycles, extravagant gift baskets, wine, VIP tickets to Jimmy Kimmel LIVE and so much more.
“This has become the premier poker event in our valley. How can you deny yourself an evening playing a great game that raises money for a great cause,” said Gregg Goodman, event co-chair. “Thank you in advance for your support, don’t forget 100% of the proceeds benefit our community and our teens. See you there.”
The Youth Project is celebrating more than 15 years of successfully providing free services to teens in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Since their doors opened in 2000, the Youth Project has assisted more than 33,000 local families, including 29,000 youth and 5,500 adults.
In 2013/2014, with services on six high schools and four junior high campuses, the Youth Project provided more than 8,000 hours of service to over 1000 young adults in the Santa Clarita Valley with serious life challenges, including depression, suicide, grief/loss, peer pressure and drug/alcohol abuse, said Goldman.
Sponsors Include: Curt Kravitz with Bay Equity Loans, Broadcast, Federal Escrow Inc., Gregg Goodman Insurance Agency, Inc., Kathy Watterson with ReMax of Valencia, KHTS Hometown Station, Martin Rodriguez with Wintrust, Nancy Starczyk of Realty Executives, Red Temple Music, Santa Clarita Soccer Center, SCV Poker League, SCVTV, The Magazine of Santa Clarita, The Signal, Tom Hough CPA, QM Designs.
About The Youth Project
The Youth Project helps kids facing such serious issues as drug/alcohol abuse, anger, family issues,peer pressure, grief/loss, domestic violence, bullying, suicide, depression, etc.
The Youth Project offers free, bilingual, one-to-one or group counseling, and provides outreach and education at junior high and high school campuses in the Santa Clarita Valley.
For more information, about the SCV Youth Project, visit the website.