The Top 10 poker players who advance to the Final Table will win top-notch prizes, culminating in the Winner’s Grand Prize Package that includes a $10,000 seat in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas!
Most importantly, the event raises funds to support TORCH’s mission to provide underserved NYC youth with career training and opportunities in communications and the arts, all while increasing diversity in those industries.
Wednesday, May 14th
6pm – 11pm
SLATE – 54 West 21st Street
In addition to the Poker Tournament the evening includes:
Dinner, Cocktails & Games of Chance
Register by April 15th and Buy -In at $350 + $50 and receive an extra $5k in chips!
(That’s 50% off the usual $5K re-buy price!)
Since 1999, The TORCH (Together Our Resources Can Help) Program has been dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved New York City public high school students by providing intensive exposure to career training and opportunities in communications and the arts, all while facilitating a meaningful way of increasing the diversity of the workforce in those industries. Utilizing the guidance and support of professional mentors, TORCH offers participants hands-on training and skills development, summer internships placements and college preparation programming. Once in college and after graduation, participants transition into the TORCH Alumni Relations Program (ARP) where the focus is on successful completion of their academic pursuits, career exploration opportunities, internships and assistance with placement into full-time positions.
Over 15 years and hundreds of students later, we are proud to say that 100% of TORCH participants have graduated high school and 99% of those graduates have either graduated from, or are currently attending college. Over 60% of our alumni are either currently studying, pursuing a career or working in a communications and the arts industry.