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World Series Poker Tournament for Habitat

September 3, 2019

$65 – $75

pokerOn Monday, September 29, Jake’s Diner will hold the World Series Poker Tournament of Hold Em’ for Habitat, benefitting Bend Area Habitat for Humanity. This event is the culmination of weekly poker games organized by Jake’s Diner to help support Bend Area Habitat’s affordable home construction and home repair programs for low income families and individuals in Bend and Crook County.

Jake’s Diner owner, Lyle Hicks, says, “When my daughter Carrie was accepted into Habitat’s Homeownership Program in 2006, I wanted to start a fundraising effort that the regular Joe could be a part of. Frank Patka, the late Richard Smith and I developed “Hold Em’ for Habitat”, weekly poker games to raise money for Bend Area Habitat. For several years, Jake’s Diner has consistently had 2-3 tables playing every Monday night.  The annual World Series of Hold Em’ for Habitat, coming up on September 29th, will raise the stakes and even more funds for Bend Area Habitat!  Donations from this year’s tournament will go toward the “Big Richard Build”, in honor of the late Richard Smith. This Habitat home will be purchased by the Lead Cook at Jake’s Diner, Crystal Wargo, and her three children this fall.”

To date, more than $40,000 has been raised during these weekly poker games for Bend Area Habitat for Humanity!

Time: Signups begin at 5 p.m. and play begins at 6:30 p.m.

Cost:  $10 for qualified players. $50 for all others.  All proceeds benefit Bend Area Habitat for Humanity.

Location: Jake’s Diner, 2210 NE Hwy 20, Bend, OR 97701

Contact: Lyle Hicks, 541.419.6021

The winner of the tournament will win an Oregon Coast experience, including two nights on the Oregon coast right on the beach compliments of Shilo Inns , a two hour sea life cruise donated by Marine Discovery Tours of Newport, and a meal for two at Mo’s Seafood Restaurant.

Other businesses who have donated prizes for the Hold Em’ for Habitat event include Jake’s Diner, Napa Auto Parts, Printer Resources, Kings Razor, Lava Lanes, Shell Stop and Go, Earl Clausen’s Cuts and Styles, Bend Area Habitat and the Hwy 20 Chevron.


Deschutes Brewery
(541) 382-9242
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Deschutes Brewery Public House
1044 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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