Texas Hold ‘Em Players Take Part in 2012 Poker Tournament
The St. Louis Arc's 8th annual "Showdown for the St. Louis Arc" was another big success! 156 people put on their best poker faces as they took part in the friendly competition and raised funds for the St. Louis Arc. The event, held Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Hilton Frontenac St. Louis, raised more than $25,000 to benefit the agency’s programs for people with developmental disabilities.
Grace Mehan and her father Tom began the evening with a few words about what the Arc has meant to their family over the years. KMOX talk show host Mark Reardon was once again the Arc’s special guest emcee.
Trophies and bragging rights were awarded to the top three finishers: Third place went to John Berendzen; Second place was awarded to Jim Lamping and Mark French was the Tournament Champion. Many thanks to our volunteers who pitched in, including St. Louis Arc employees and friends. We would also like to thank our event sponsors Centene Charitable Foundation, Total Rewards Strategies and Anheuser-Busch.
Click on the photos below to see the fun!