From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 12, 2016) -- Much like horse racing, Texas Hold’em poker takes skill, strategy and a bit of luck to win. Combining the two for the final time, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to funding Thoroughbred aftercare, will host its signature summer CARMA Cares fundraiser on Saturday, July 16 at the Del Mar Hilton at 6:30 p.m.
Offering an entertaining evening of casino games, live music, a silent auction, delicious food, a no-host bar and a silent auction – “Chips All In” is a major social event of the Del Mar opening weekend. Guests will mix and mingle with Southern California’s most prominent racehorse owners, trainers and jockeys while helping raise money for Thoroughbreds that have raced in the state. Those confident in their poker prowess are encouraged to participate in the thrilling Texas Hold’em Tournament.
“Chips All In will be our final casino themed fundraiser at Del Mar,” said CARMA Executive Director Lucinda Mandella. “It has been incredibly successful and helped raise awareness about the importance of supporting our equine athletes when they cross the wire for the last time. We are looking forward to offering something new next year on our traditional day of the first Saturday of Del Mar.”
Through sponsorships and guest attendance, last year’s event raised more than $80,000 – helping CARMA provide funding to more than 20 aftercare organizations which rehabilitate, retrain and relocate off-track-Thoroughbreds. Annually, CARMA awards over $500,000 to these non-profits through a grant process which takes place in September.
Individual Poker Players will donate $200 and Individual Casino Night tickets are $50. Those who register for Chips All In will receive two complimentary Clubhouse Passes valid any single day of the 2016 Del Mar Summer Meet. Sponsorships are still available ranging from $500 to $5,000.
For further information access carma4horses.org or call (626) 574-6622.