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5th Annual Event Raises a Record $160,943!  

Lee Muth from PFP takes home “Apollo Jett” Grand Champion trophy!

 Las Vegas, August 5, 2023:  The 15th Annual Ante4autism set a new record and raised $160,943 Saturday, July 29 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas!  The Ante4autism charity event has raised $1,314,490 in 15 years!!  The winner this year was Lee Muth of PFP (Planned Furniture Promotions).  The event this year attracted over 150 professional poker players, sponsor players, local players, sponsors, charities and spectators to South Point.  (Picture left to right Founder Doug Krinsky, 2023 Champion Lee Muth, Co-Host Karina Jett, Norman Chad)

Leggett & Platt was the $25,000 Presenting sponsor.

Bedding Industries of America was the $15,000 Final Table sponsor.


The Furniture First National Buying Group was a $10,000 Diamond Sponsor.


3Z Brands was also a $10,000 Diamond Sponsor.


          The 5 Autism charities to receive proceeds from the 15th Annual Ante4autism event are:  Project FOCUS at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at UNLV, The Hope Fund – a division of International Hyperbarics Association (IHA),The Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University, National Autism Association of Southeast Ohio, and Autism Speaks.  Several of the charities were present to see the festivities that night.

2023 Sponsors: 

$25,000 Presenting Sponsor: Leggett & Platt Inc.

$15,000 Final Table Sponsor:  Bedding Industries of America

$10,000 Diamond Sponsors: Furniture First National Buying Group, 3Z Brands

$5,000 Platinum Sponsors:  Karl & Cathi GlassmanAnonymous, Planned Furniture Promotions (PFP), TD Bank, Carpenter Co., Ashley

$2,500 Gold Sponsors:  Coconis Furniture and Mattress 1st, Big Sandy Superstore, Pete and Jenny Primeau, Archbold Furniture

$1,000 Silver Sponsors:  Phil Hellmuth X 2, Dr. Joyce Cassen, Janet Pickett, Therapedic International, Roger Magowitz, Joe Matekja Jr, BoxDrop, Customatic TechnologiesAnonymous, AP AuctionsCrane’s MattressSoutherland, Wright, Gail & Marty Komisar

$500 Bronze Sponsors:  Herb & Beth Gaines, David White, Matthew Connolly – Bedding Industries of America, Englander, Colonial, David DeyeGail & Marty Komisar

Special Donations:  Leggett & Platt, Tempur + Sealy, Serta Simmons Bedding, Keith Caldwell, Ultra Comfort, Pure Care

          There were plenty of celebrities and media at the ever growing event this year:  William Hung, Norman Chad, Jeff Madsen, Jesse Sylvia, Chip Jett, Kenna James, Richard Laguna, Ashley Sleeth all played at the event.  Todd Dewey from the Las Vegas Journal, Sheila Long O’Mara from Furniture Today and Alex Milstein from Bedding News Now also played in the event.

          The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released the latest incidence #’s and now the rate is 1 in 36 kids are on the Autism spectrum.  Now is the time to help support these families, kids and adults on the Autism spectrum. 

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