For Immediate Release: Autism Speaks Poker

by , Jan 3, 2014 | 11:23 am

Event to be held opening night of the Winter furniture market

Co-Hosts hope to exceed last year’s total of $35,226!


LAS VEGAS — The Ante4Autism Co-Hosts will continue their mission to raise awareness of the disability and raise money to help fund research into the cause and cure for Autism.  The 6th Annual Ante4Autism poker tournament will be held at the Golden Nugget in the “Grand” event center on Sunday, January 26th at 7 PM.   

The buy-in for the Texas Hold’em poker event is only $125, with $40 re-buys available!  All players will receive an Autism Speaks pin for playing!  All final table players will receive great merchandise prizes for being top finishers.  The winner will also receive the Grand Champion winner’s plaque!   The complete details of the event are available at


Ante4Autism 2013 Co-Champions Poker Pro Chip Jett (left) and James Baker (right), look forward to defending their crown next year.     Ante4Autism 2013 with Allen Parvizian, Karina Jett, and Chip Jett

(L) Ante4Autism 2013 Co-Champions Poker Pro Chip Jett and James Baker look forward to defending their crown.

(R) Co-Host Allen Parvizian, with poker pros Karina and Chip Jett, welcome all to play in or sponsor the 6th Annual Ante4Autism poker tournament.

Co-Host Mike McQuiston mentioned:  “The prevalence of Autism continues to rise and we must figure out why.”

“All the proceeds of the event go to Autism Speaks to fund research into the cause of Autism”, McQuiston said.  “Sponsorships are available online at or sponsors can contact Co-Host Doug Krinsky directly at 614-554-0802 or e-mail him at ante4autism”, he commented.  Co-Host Randy Coconis, reiterated that, “There will be a silent auction at the event with outstanding entertainment and sports memorabilia items available.”  Players can now register to play and donations are now being accepted online at

Co-Hosts for the 6th Annual event include:
Gary Blackney, Simmons:  Allen Parvizian, APJL Consulting:  Myra Stone, Independent Representative:  Randy Coconis, Coconis Furniture;  Richie Gallaher, Tempur-Pedic; Stuart Carlitz, Eclipse International; Phil Miner, Symbol Mattress; Mike McQuiston, Symbol Mattress; Scott Graham,; Jerry Williams, PMD Furniture Direct; Anthony Mehran, Huffman Koos Furniture; Joseph Amato, Mattress Matters; Mark Quinn, Leggett and Platt and Doug Krinsky, Restonic.   

Co-Host Myra Stone and the entire Host committee would like to thank all of our past sponsors and companies for their donations and look forward to an even bigger and better event this year.  We also want to thank the Golden Nugget for their outstanding support of our event and we look forward to them hosting us again next year.

Co-Host Scott Graham reminds us all:  “Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed now in 1 in 88 children in the United States, and 1 in 54 boys.”  He commented further:  “It is very important we continue to help all the families impacted by Autism in any way we can.”  We hope to see everyone at the 6th Annual Ante4autism poker tournament, Sunday, January, 26th at the Golden Nugget at 7 PM

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