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Ante4autism event adds sponsors, celebrities

Ante4Autism pic2Randy Couture, left, Roger Richert and Bo Coconis at last year’s event.
LAS VEGAS -- Ante4Autism has added sponsors and celebrities to its ninth annual poker tournament event taking place January 22 during the Las Vegas Winter Market.

Stuart Carlitz has signed up to be a Platinum sponsor, and Box Drop mattress and Furniture Direct are the latest Gold sponsors for the event. Creative Ticking and David Wachndorfer are new sponsors as well. Jackie Ibarra and Mark Walberg have been added to list of celebrities scheduled to appear.

This year’s fundraising event will be held at the Golden Nugget in the Grand event center on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.

Sponsor companies and individuals currently include:

  • $15,000 Presenting Sponsor - Leggett & Platt Inc.
  • $10,000 Final Table sponsor - Symbol Mattress
  • $10,000 Double Diamond Sponsor - Ashley Furniture Industries Inc.
  • $5,000 Diamond Sponsor - Karl & Cathi Glassman
  • $2,500 Platinum Sponsor - A. Lava & Son, High Risk Pregnancy Center of Las Vegas, Planned Furniture Promotions
  • $1,000 Gold Sponsors - Roger Magowitz, Mantua Manufacturing, Restonic Mattress Company, Shari Wagner, Angelique Clark, Custom Fundraising Solutions, Myra Stone and Monnier Furniture
  • $500 Silver Sponsors - Big Sandy Superstores, Gary Fazio, Richmond Furniture Gallery, Larry McKay, Jones Fiber
  • $250 Bronze sponsors - Great American Furniture Services, Judi & Kerry Lebensburger, Cranes Mattress Superstore, Englander, Kevin Toman

Other celebrities scheduled to appear are: Chip & Karina Jett, Randy Couture, Carole Ita White, Torrei Hart, Dennis Haskins, Scott Flansburg, Jose Canseco, Jennifer Harman, Richard Steele, Billy Hayes, Nicholas Gonzalez, Erik Aude and Erin O’Brien.

Co-hosts for the 9th Annual event include:

  • Karina Jett, Professional Poker Player
  • Allen Parvizian, APAR Management, LLC
  • Myra Stone, Independent Representative
  • Randy Coconis, Coconis Furniture
  • Stuart Carlitz, Eclipse International
  • Phil Miner, Symbol Mattress
  • Mike McQuiston, Symbol Mattress
  • Jerry Williams, Retail Service Systems, Inc.
  • Anthony Mehran, Huffman Koos Furniture
  • Doug Krinsky, Restonic
  • Joseph Amato

Event organizers said sponsorships are available by visiting the website , contacting Doug Krinsky at 614-554-0802, or emailing ante4autism@aol.com. Player registration and donations are also accepted through the website.

Erin BergErin Berg | Associate Editor
EBerg@furnituretoday.com

Erin Berg is an Associate Editor for Furniture/Today. After earning her B. A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, Erin began her career in marketing where she served clients in a wide variety of industries from film and television entertainment to aviation. Erin lived in Italy and four different states before landing in North Carolina in 2009.

Erin can be reached at EBerg@furnituretoday.com or at 336-605-1040.