On July 19th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) held their 2016 “Summer Sizzle” Poker Tournament presented by ZBF Geothermal at The Main Event in Farmingdale. Nearly 100 players doubled down to raise $21,000 in support of youth mentoring on Long Island.
“In the spring, we said we’d make [Sweet] 16 new matches during the NCAA Tournament from the proceeds from Poker Night, and we did”, said Jamison Skala, BBBSLI’s Director of Development. He also shared, “When we received a donation that enabled us to invite an entire table of Bigs to play in this tournament, we were thrilled that we’d be able to display the fruits of our program team’s labor. Ten Big Brothers were introduced to a thunderous round of applause. Being able to put faces to the new (and current) matches we’ve made brings it all home, and the success of tonight’s event proves that”.
Scott O’Neill of East Norwich revealed the championship hand at the coveted final table. Greg Sibilio and Len Hecker finished in 2nd and 3rd Place, respectively. The top prize was a $2,500 travel voucher. Second prize was a 49” LG Smart TV and the third place winner received a Hotel Indigo Wine & Spirits East End Getaway for two.
A very special thank you to the event’s presenting sponsor, ZBF Geothermal and our table sponsors which included: Atlantic Insurance Agency, CHIPS Technology Group, Executive Business Association, The Merrick Madmen, Nawrocki Smith CPA’s, Steve Madden, Whitmore Group and ZBF Geothermal.
NEW for this tournament, we want to thank Courtyard Travel as the event Prize Sponsor and all those who donated including: Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia, Hotel Indigo, PC Richards and Steve Madden.