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How Did the Chips Fall at TIPS 6th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament


The Trauma Intervention Program NW (TIP NW) of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington held their 6th annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church Gymnasium in Gresham, Oregon (346 NW 1st Street). 

The tournament raised $9,000! The proceeds will directly benefit TIP NW.

TIP NW is a national voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. To accomplish that goal, TIP NW works closely with local communities to establish emergency services volunteer programs. In these programs, well-trained citizen volunteers are called to emergency scenes to assist family members, witnesses, and other bystanders who the emergency system often must leave behind.

How Did the Chips Fall?

Great prizes were given to the TOP 10 finishers and a trophy was awarded to the team with the most points. Most noteworthy?

  • PF&R's Training & Safety Division Chief Scott Fisher won the first BlackJack Tournament with Senior Administrative Specialist Onessia Elliot close on heels.  Onessia won the second BlackJack Tournament.
  • Retired PF&R Fire Lieutenant Brian Coffey's team successfully won the big trophy away from the Boring Fire Department!
  • Lake Oswego Fire Department Fire Chief Ed Wilson and assistant Larry Goff both played into the Final 10 and really thought the big trophy should have been awarded to Lake Oswego Fire.

Check out the rest of the results below!



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May 25, 2010


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