Texas Hold’em card tournament raises $4,818 for Doernbecher

Unions for Kids raised $4,818 at its second annual Texas Hold‘em card tournament March 16 at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 union hall in Portland.

The poker tournament is a spin-off of the annual Motorcycle Poker Run and motorcycle raffle sponsored by Unions for Kids, a 501(c3) non-profit founded 11 years ago by union members to raise money for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. To date, $326,000 has been donated.

John Candioto, business manager of Local 16, coordinated the Texas hold’em event. Seventy-two players participated and 21 businesses and/or union locals sponsored tables.

Members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 swept the top four places, with  Daniel Kiraz finishing first. Next in order were Maria Gamon, Brian Lee, and Sean Hanrahan.

Tickets are still on sale for a chance to win a new Harley — a 2013 Heritage Softail Classic. Tickets are $10 each, with only 5,000 sold. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m., June 8, following the motorcycle poker run.

For more information, call Lee Duncan at 503-260-5905 or email him at  lee@unionsforkids.org.

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