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PAL Offers Texas Hold Em Tournaments

October 18, 2005 00:00


Portland (OR) - Oregon recently passed a law that allows qualified non-profits to offer Texas Hold Em Tournaments to raise money for their programs and the Police Activities League of Greater Portland (PAL) is one of the first charities to benefit with a series of seven tournaments which kicked off October 16th. The next tournament is scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2005, at 4:00 p.m. at The Refectory Restaurant. Mitch Stanley, owner of The Refectory Restaurant, has been a PAL Board member for more than 10 years and looks for new ways to raise funds to support PAL kids each year. “We’ve been offering the free Texas Hold Em games at the Refectory on Monday nights and when I heard about Oregon moving toward tournaments where people can win money and charities can benefit, I instantly thought of PAL,” said Stanley. “Our goal is for people to have fun and for PAL to be able to add to its endowment fund or scholarship kids into football.” The event is open to the first 100 people who register, and the cost is $65 to enter which includes a $50 buy-in for chips and $15 for a buffet supper served at the mid-way break. For those who lose early in the game, there is an opportunity buy more chips up to a maximum per tournament expenditure of $200. Total value of prizes will be $3,750 for a full tournament of 100 players. Most prizes will be pre-paid VISA cards which are the equivalent of cash. All excess proceeds will go directly to PAL youth programs. The next dates for the 2005 tournaments, all scheduled to be held at the Refectory Restaurant and Lounge, 1618 NE 122nd, are October 23, 30 (Sundays at 4 pm); November 2, 9 (Wednesdays at 7pm); November 20 (Sunday at 4 pm) and December 4th (Sunday at 4 pm). Community members can sign up today online for one or all tournaments at For more information, call 503-823-2098, or email for details. To learn more about PAL’s current programs, please go to


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