7:00pm EST Welcome | 7:45pm EST Cards Fly


In 2014, Riley’s Way Foundation founder Ian Sandler finished 260th out of nearly 7,000 players at the World Series of Poker. While Riley never understood what he did for work, she knew that her daddy loved playing poker and was super proud of his run that year. That tournament inspired our Cards For Kindness Poker Tournament, which supports our mission to empower a youth-led movement, providing young people with the programs, support, and inclusive community they need to thrive as changemakers.

The virtual event will begin with a brief welcome and presentation on Zoom at 7:00pm EST, and at 7:45pm EST cards fly and play begins. All tables will have breakout rooms so you feel like you are playing live and will be able to catch up with friends old and new.

Everyone who plays in our third annual Cards For Kindness Poker Tournament will have a chance to win the grand prize — a chance to make poker history as a contestant in the World Series of Poker Main Event — perhaps you will end up on CBS Sports or stand atop the entire field of over 7,000 players and win north of $8 million dollars and the title of championship poker player of the year!

Email Stephanie Kingston, Engagement and Events Director ( for questions and sponsorship opportunities.

Prizes are still being added, and current prizes include:

♠︎ Grand Prize: Entry to the 2023 World Series of Poker Main Event and a chance to play for the $8mm top prize and a place in poker history

♠︎ Dinner for 6 at Peter Lugers Steakhouse

♠︎ Friars Head Golf Threesome and Lunch

♠︎ Silo Ridge Field Club Threesome and Lunch

♠︎ Bayonne Golf Club Threesome and Lunch

♠︎ 4 Giants Tickets

♠︎ Three-Night Vacation with Exclusive Resorts

♠︎ Stanwich Club Threesome and Lunch

♠︎ Two Hamilton Tickets on Broadway

♠︎ Maplewood Country Club Foursome and Lunch

♠︎ Rangers Tickets

♠︎ Replica Lithographed Photo featuring Jets Wide Receiver Garrett Wilson

♠︎ 3 bottles of Alexana Wine: 2021 East Block, West Block and Estate

♠︎ 4 Yankees Tickets (2024 Season)

♠︎ 2 VIP tickets to Mariah Carey at MSG on December 17

♠︎ 2023-2024 New York Knicks Autographed Photograph

♠︎ Stay tuned for new exciting prizes!!



♦︎ Each player will start with 7500 chips with an option to use a rebuy right away to double their starting stack to 15000 chips.

♦︎ Re-buys and an add-on will be available during the tournament at the regular price of $250, unless you pre-purchase a package below.

♦︎ Unlimited rebuys for the first 90 minutes of play whenever you are at, or below, your 7500 starting chip amount.

♦︎ An unused rebuy can be used as an add-on.

♦︎ One add-on per person allowed after rebuy period ends. (Add-on is 15000 chips.)

♦︎ Any rebuy/add-on unused by the end of the game will be converted into the equivalent dollar amount of drawing tickets for other great prizes.

♦︎ Donations for any rebuys or add-on that you use during the game, beyond what you pre-purchased (if any), will be requested from you, during or after the tournament.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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