A colossal hit every year since its inception, the Happy House Poker Tournament and BBQ will soon celebrate success with its 7th event. What makes the Happy House Poker Tournament and BBQ such a great experience is all proceeds go towards Happy House and the Happy House Good Choices After-School Program.
Nancy Cartwright who is known world-wide as being the iconic voice of Bart Simpson and Honorary Mayor of the North Valley invites the public to her home each year as she hosts the event. Adults are able to rub elbows with friends and attending celebrities as they sit down to a friendly little Texas Holdem tournament or mingle and munch with crowd; there are plenty of kids’ games available and the whole family can join in and enjoy the fun.
The fun starts at 12:00pm when the poker players arrive to sign in – the tournament kicks off at promptly at 1:00pm. Invest $60 and you'll receive a buy-in to play poker, eat, drink, and enjoy the day's festivities. If you get busted by someone having more fun you are, re-buy for $10 and crank up your own fun meter. You must be 21 years of age to play in the tournament and prizes will be awarded to the top finishing players.
If you want to attend but don't plan on playing poker, the cost is $10 for party admission; that includes the BBQ and refreshments. Children under the age of 12 are admitted FREE!
Last year's event brought 140 Texas Hold'em players to the tables with at least an equal number of non-players and children enjoying the family fun that had ping pong, a large assortment of arts and crafts, a bouncy house and water slide, bingo, and face painting along with music by Tony St Tone and his band, DeeDee O'Malley and her band Size 7 Hat. Henry Engle won last year's tournament...perhaps this is your year?
This year expect another extremely pleasant gathering filled with fierce competition at the poker tables. Sign up online and qualify for the Early Bird Prize.
For information and/or to reserve seats or attend the BBQ: call (818) 882-7483 or visit HappyHouse.org. The address of the event is provided with reservations.