Poker with a Purpose

Poker Player Who Care!

Welcome To The

First Annual Texas Hold β€˜Em Charity Poker Tournament

With a mission to make this world a better place with the power of poker with nonprofit initiatives. Poker players value their community which is supported by people who are donating to create high impact. Come and join us for another fun fundraiser and play your part.

PPWC sponsors

Our Steady and Sturdy Sponsors

 Full House Sponsors
Full House Sponsors
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πŸ”΄ Foster Web Marketing (Tom Foster)
πŸ”΄ Hui Huliau (Jin Taylor)
πŸ”΄ Mark Friese & Merrill Lynch Special Needs Group
Three of a Kind Sponsors
Three of a Kind Sponsors
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πŸ”΄ Myrick, CPA
πŸ”΄ Mike Postal & The Tenacity Group
πŸ”΄ Michael Berenhaus Foundation
Flush Sponsors
Flush Sponsors
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πŸ”΄ NFP (Keith Burgess)
πŸ”΄ Lynn Graham
Chip Sponsor
Chip Sponsor
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πŸ”΄ Dan Ruttenberg & SmolenPlevy
Dealer Sponsor
Dealer Sponsor
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πŸ”΄ Evan & Luda Clark
Card Protector Sponsor
Card Protector Sponsor
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πŸ”΄ Paul Lucas
Card Sponsors
Card Sponsors
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πŸ”΄ Act Now Travel (Elias Knight)
πŸ”΄ Vesta Settlements (Keith Barrett)

Poker with a Purpose: Where Every Bet Counts

PPWC Donors

Our Dedicated Donors


David Chan

March 14, 2024

Amount Donated

Alisa Lachow Correa

February 29, 2024

Amount Donated

James Brantley

February 23, 2024

Amount Donated

Angel Fund Charity

($ 50.00)

The PPWC Angel Tree program has changed from providing wrapped gifts for every child to providing gift cards to the kids and their families so they may help with resources like the kids’ wish lists and potential basic necessities.

In response to the unique requests of children placed away from their families, Angel Tree offers gifts. These presents are provided by kindhearted “Angels,” who are anonymous benefactors from various organizations and businesses. Each year, social workers at Children and Family Services work with the kids on their caseloads to create the cards. Each child is asked what gifts they would most like to receive.

Each card lists three presents in case the Angel giver is unable to locate a certain item that is listed. Once all the gifts have been gathered, they are sorted and given back to the social workers so that the kids can receive them.

To ensure that no child is let down or left out, this program is run smoothly at all times.

Over the years, thousands of foster children and teenagers have received gifts and the assurance that they have not forgotten thanks to the kindness of local donors.


Meet Our Board

Daniel H. Ruttenberg

Daniel H. Ruttenberg is a principal with the law firm of SmolenPlevy in Tysons, Virginia. His practice areas include estate planning, business succession planning, estate administration, and general corporate law. He is a member of the Bar in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Maryland.

He is the President of the public charity, Poker Players Who Care, and is a member of the Board of Directors (and served as Vice President for 18 years) of the public charity, Devotion To Children. He received the β€œUnsung Hero” Award from the Tysons Chamber of Commerce for his work in the community.

Keth Ditthavong

Keth Ditthavong has passion for socially impactful philanthropy and has served on the board of several
charities. He co-founded an Internet start-up in the early β€˜90s using his expertise as data andtelecommunications engineer.

His love of entrepreneurship remained in tack after attending law school and working at boutique and major law firms. In 2000, Keth co-founded his own law firm, presently
known as Ditthavong, Steiner & Mlotkowski, LLP. Keth also pursues other business ventures in film and
music, fashion, beverage, as well as software. His biggest accomplishment has been assembling the people he gets to work and collaborate with each and every day. He strives continually to give back.

Yasmine Bonilla

Yasmine Bonilla specializes in applying a disciplined and integrated approach to help clients weather any and all market volatility, all while helping them pursue their unique short- and long-term financial goals.

Yasmine makes it a point to keep her client's best interests at heart, continuously researching the markets and staying abreast of the latest investment strategies. Yasmine applies this knowledge and her nearly two decades of industry experience toward delivering exceptional service to a wide array of clients, including business owners, doctors, lawyers, and professional women.

Ali Salman

I bring over 15 years of diverse experience across Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Technology, and Non-Profit sectors.

My expertise spans Financial and Tax Management, Project Implementation, Program/Product Ownership, and Business/Data Analytics. As a current CTO in Software Development, I lead innovation using tools like Jira, GitHub, Java, Kotlin, AWS, and more. Beyond my professional roles, I'm actively involved in nonprofit boards, passionate about societal impact and environmental conservation. Eager to connect with like-minded individuals.

Keith Burges

Keith is a seasoned professional in the insurance business. For over 30 years, he helped NFP / The Meltzer Group grow into the largest provider of insurance and employee benefits plans to local businesses. Building long-term beneficial relationships with clients has always been a passion.

As a young professional, Keith always felt a need to give back. In 2017, Keith co-founded the Wrestlers in Business Network. As a former collegiate wrestler & coach, Keith's passion created a vibrant network of business professionals, willing to support young athletes coming out of school and network with other wrestlers in the business community. The WIBN now has over 25 chapters around the country.

Keith has served on many charitable boards, including his current position with Poker Players Who Care. Keith also enjoys spending time coaching his daughters, investing in Real Estate, and staying physically fit.

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