Earlier this month, the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) joined forces with Daniel Negreanu for the 5th Annual “St. Jude Against All Odds” poker tournament. We’re proud to announce the event, which took place at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, raised more than $330,000 to benefit children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The $500 buy-in tournament attracted a wide array of poker players and celebrities including Negreanu and CSOP founder Matt Stout, who emceed the event; stand-up comedian Clayton Fletcher; winner of Ink Masters Season 3 Joey Hamilton of Revolt Tattoos; NFL Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden, “Rockstar of the Art World” Michael Godard; in-arena host for the Vegas Golden Knights Mark Shunock; and Madison Nicole Conklin.

In the end, Kim Stone, a St. Jude committee member and volunteer for the Against All Odds charity, captured the CSOP title and won a seat into the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event


CSOP20 champ Kim Stone

Also in attendance were contest winners Donna Lawton and Jesse Fullen, who spoke about their experience on the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast and the LFG Podcast respectively.

A special shout out to Alexis Ingle Photography for capturing moments from the special evening. You can check out photos from the event in our Facebook album here.

Events like this help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. A big thank you to all attendees, players, and CSOP supporters, as well as to sponsors like Event sponsors include The Revolution FMO, LLC, Charity Series of Poker, Freedom Dream Team, Shift4 Corporation and Poker Central.

The next CSOP event, which will also be held at Red Rock Casino, will take place on May 11 and benefit VGK Sled Hockey + Faith Lutheran Hockey. Keep an eye out for more information on that event in the near future.

If you’re interested in joining or would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, please email us at charityseriesofpoker@gmail.com.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

About the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP)

Established in 2014, the Charity Series of Poker is a non-profit company founded to organize and promote charity poker tournaments and other events that raise money and awareness for worthy charities and causes. We strive to make it easy for poker players and celebrities to give back to their communities and the world in a very tangible way while playing the game we all love.