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Poker Tournament and Las Vegas Night

Saturday June 24th

WE LIFT LA & the Woodland Hills Rotary Club hosted their No Limit Texas “Hold-Em” Poker Tournament and Las Vegas Night at the Woodland Hills Country Club. Poker, Prime Rib, Casino Games, Bourbon and more was enjoyed by our nearly 250 guests. Everyone in attendance went ALL IN to make this event wildy successful and people are already talking about next years!


The Poker Tournament was won by Ricardo Salazar who outlasted 150 other Poker Players and has definitely added new meaning to his title of “Finance Manager” (at DCH Audi in Oxnard). Dan Pelter of Graphic Sales West finished 2nd and a local resident of Woodland Hills Michael Donald took 3rd place.


We again want to thank our event sponsors for their incredible support of this meaningful event:
North Highland Consulting, Best & Rudnick Insurance, Ken & Erica Woodruff, the WLLA Board of Directors, Vista Ford, Ganesh Machinery, Rodeo Realty, Jay Saltzman, ETC Global Group, Farmers Insurance, State Farm Insurance, Thomas Klarin, Richard Standke, Lois Koch, House of Champions, and last but not least the Woodland Hills Rotary Club who is a huge supporter of WE LIFT LA.


The proceeds for WE LIFT LA will go towards our Housing program in Northridge that empowers transitional aged youth and young adults aged out of the foster care to achieve success, stability, and independence. The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills will be using their proceeds to complete the opening of ‘Rotacare’ which will provide free or low cost medical services for those in need throughout the San Fernando Valley.

SPECIAL SPONSOR THANK YOU goes to Mark Eskander who is the Administrator of the William A. Schampeau Charitable Trust and the donor who matched the Live Auction proceeds dollar for dollar!

CELEBRITIES in the house throughout the night included: Tony “Mercedes” Johnson, Ross Porter, Don Most, Craig Shoemaker, Jeffrey Simon, Cash Warren, Audley Harrison, Melvin Jackson Jr., Nzinga Blake, Bruce Kanegai, Crista Hastie, Melvin and Jessica Sugar Kiper.

Stay tuned and THANK YOU for your continued support of WE LIFT LA!