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Posted on 04/10/2012

Charity Poker Tournament to Benefit Fara's Place for Young Adults with Disabilities to Take Place April 25 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 


$10,000 Up for Grabs


HOLLYWOOD, FLA. – Fara's Place Charity Poker Tournament will take place on Wed., April 25 at 7 p.m. at The Poker Room in Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Players can win $10,000 while they help raise funds to establish a permanent day program home for young adults with disabilities at the Ross JCC in Boynton Beach.


A $150 buy-in donation will secure a seat in the charitable tournament. During play, there will be an optional re-buy structure for the first 90 minutes with re-buys of $25 and a $50 add-on.


According to founder Randie Hoffman, Fara's Place was established to provide a meaningful structured day program for young adults over 21 with severe disabilities. Fara, Hoffman's daughter who was diagnosed at birth with the neuro-development disorder Microcephaly, was the inspiration behind the creation of the non-profit organization.


"At 21, most young adults are ready move on to college or start a career. For those like Fara who struggle daily, home is not enough. Young adults need ongoing social interaction, stimulation, educational and personal growth opportunities in a nurturing environment," said Hoffman. "Our goal with this tournament is to help raise awareness for others young adults in need and garner the funds necessary to continually enhance and maximize their independent functioning. We're grateful to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for helping us in our mission to provide these crucial services."


Fara's Place expects to open its doors this fall at the Ross JCC in Boynton Beach located at 8500 Jog Road. The specialized day program that can accommodate up to 20 participants will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The continued care and educational programs at Fara's Place are open to any qualifying young adult in the community, space permitting. To register a young adult for the day program, please contact Sheri Kramer at the Ross JCC at 561-740-9000 ext. 265. 


Fara's Place Charity Poker Tournament is sponsored by the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches, the Ross JCC in Boynton Beach and Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Services of Palm Beach.


For tournament registration, please call Randie Hoffman at 561-271-4187 or email .


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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD!  Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 136 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 23 boutique shops, 13 nightclubs, the 400-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at or .