• Gamble For Good has helped raise $218,304.82 for Southern Oregon charities!

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Children’s Advocacy Center

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The stage was set! We ended up with 52 players.

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Ed Chun from Sunrise Café provided a delicious dinner!

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Gamble for Good usual Peter Swift walked away with $500 and the championship!

Check Presentation

SkyOak Financial and Gamble for Good was very happy to give $3,985.62 to Children’s Advocacy Center!

Junior Achievement – February 27th 2016 – Raised $2,060.65

Twenty-three players joined together to raised $2,060.65 at the Premier Packaging & Shipping poker tournament for Junior Achievement of Jackson and Josephine Counties.

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Stephanie “The Rebuy Queen” Cooper even got to join in the action!

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But no one could slow down Travis Snyder has he stacked the chips up early and never gave up that lead! He won a 5-night stay in Sunriver thanks to Vacation Internationale.

Community Works – January 30th, 2016 – Raised $8,930.40

Another great event in the books to benefit Community Works! 68 players raised $8,930.40!

 

Final 3 tables at SkyOak Financial

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Final Table

Final Table

 

Community Works’ Chairman of the Board, Travis Snyder, dealing the final table!

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Top 3 players were battling!

Final 3 Players

 

Travis Snyder with Champ, Rick Dyer, and Damien and Stephanie from G4G

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Toys for Tots – December 12th – Raised $4,347.21

The Finish Line Real Estate Poker Tournament to benefit Jackson County Toys for Tots was a huge success with 60 players raising $4,347.21!

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Before the tournament even started, we had around 75 toys for some tots!

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Vicki Fletcher (red sweater) from Finish Line Real Estate, what a great contributor to our community!

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Tumor Hater Champion, Mike Perkins, dealing cards to make sure the kids get some toys!

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Damien Rennie, founder of G4G, with Ken Ogawa, the man who brought Toys for Tots back to Jackson County after being absent for a few years.

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(Left to right) Kira Zavala and Ken Ogawa from Toys for Tots, Champion Cally McKenzie with Runner-Up Carey Cahill, along with Damien and Stephanie Cooper from G4G.

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All in for Kids Unlimited – $90,754 Raised

What an amazing night! With 162 players, countless rebuys, t-shirt sales, book sales, donations, amazing sponsors and all matched by the Kimmel Family Foundation! $80,754 went to Kids Unlimited and $10,000 went to Rotary’s Polio Plus. Here are some pictures of the evening as well as a recap by KTVL Channel 10 News…

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Thank you to KTVL Channel 10 for the coverage both before and after our event!

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A 2015 Dodge Dart thanks to Lithia Superstore, all ready to be given away to 1st place!

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The action gets under way!

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The Olsrud Court made a very nice location for a poker tournament!

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Thanks to Rogue Valley Rotary After Five for helping with our event, $10,000 went to Polio Plus thanks to the Kimmel Family Foundation and Rotarians at Work!

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The final table got serious as players realized what was at stake!

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1st place Eli Matthews (left) and 2nd place Peter Swift (center) with tournament director, Damien Rennie.

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From left to right, Howard Kimmel, Jan Fisher, Sandy Kimmel, Randi Levenbaum, Linda Johnson, Damien Rennie, Stephanie Cooper, Judy and John Mihlik.

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Eli with his new ride!

Gamerosity – October 24th – $6,630.09 Raised

Had an amazing night with 77 players as we raised enough for 13 hero packages! To learn more about Gamerosity, check them out at Gamerosity.com!

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Players learning about Gamerosity’s “Hero Packages” and everything included in them.

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Poker is underway!

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Travis Snyder from Precision Electric having a great time, finished 3rd!

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Founder of Gamerosity, Manny Munoz, with the champ, Dan C., and Damien from G4G.

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Damien and Manny with a check, happy that at least 13 kids get hero packages!

CASA – August 8th 2015 – $5,879.74 Raised

What a great night of poker! We had 69 players and raised $5,879.74 to help children in Southern Oregon. Good job “Gamblers for Good!”

Co-Champs

(From left to right) Tournament Director, Damien Rennie, Co-Champs Ryan Laisure & Kyle Geiger, CASA’s Development Manager Erin Carpenter, and CASA’s Executive Director Jennifer Mylenek.

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Final Table at the CASA poker tournament.

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Ryan Laisure and Kyle Geiger heads up poker, decided to split and be Co-Champs!

 

 

Tumor Hater – $7,592 Raised

Teaming up with a great friend like Kelly Matthews for our very first event was awesome! We had 83 players and raised over $7,500 for an Eagle Point girl, Sarah, with a brain tumor. Check out TumorHater.org for updates on Kelly and other TumorHaters!

“Look Ma, we made the news!”

 

Welcome!

Welcome to Gamble For Good! I came up with this idea after running a casino night for SOHumane.org where we rented a few blackjack tables and a dealer from a company that runs casino events. The price tag for that event made me think, what about rallying local friends to create a volunteer based group that would run these events for a low flat fee? Then take the money from that event, invest in new tables/cards/chips so that the next event would be that much better!

So now what?

Please visit the ‘Contact Us’ page to get involved!

Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

 

Damien