TGNCDC All-In for Change Fundraiser -Recap

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On May 9th Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC hosted our first fundraising event, All-In for Change. Our goal was to create an event that was different, social, entertaining, and would provide a way to promote our partners in the community.  This was no easy feat but thanks to our generous sponsors, local business partners, numerous volunteers, and fantastic attendees; the event was a huge success.

The doors opened at 6pm to a sold-out crowd of 200 attendees.  The evening was hosted by  local stand-up comedian Christopher Cyr (Impolite Comedy Company) and featured silent auctions, massages courtesy of Morganford Massage and Spa, Tarot Readings by Julie, and attendance prizes throughout the night donated by dozens of local businesses.   Guests were treated to amazing food provided by The Vine on South Grand, A social Affair Catering and Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante and an open bar provided by Civil Life Brewery and Dirt Cheap Liquor.

The highlight of the evening was a no-limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament.  Deep Stacks Poker League not only hosted the tournament but provided an amazing “training” beforehand so that even first timers felt confidant playing.  At 7pm 137 players battled for over 3 hours to claim a bounty of cash and prizes totaling over $2000.  Alderman Stephen Conway (8th Ward) and Alderwoman Megan Green (15th ward) joined in the tournament, each with a “bounty” on their head. Two lucky players who knocked the Alderpeople out of the tournament walked away with $200 each for claiming the “bounty”.  At the end of the night a Tower Grove South resident, who had taken the training class earlier in the evening since it was his first time playing Texas Hold’em, walked away with the title of All-In for Change 2015 Champion.

Alderman Conway and Alderwoman Green

We want to sincerely thank everyone who came out to our inaugural fundraiser, you made it a success!  Also, a thank you to our amazing sponsors, community partners, and the local business who donated to this event, without you this event wouldn't have been possible.  We look forward to doing it all again in 2016!


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Joey B's Gas Applicance Service
Morganford Massage & Spa Peoples Bank
The Vine Kirberg Company
Dunaway Books 15th Ward
The Civil Life Brewing Co. Duffe Realty
MoBot STL Real Estate
STL Cardinals Premier Realty
St. Louis Muttropolian Pet Grooming Renovations Unlimited
Hendley Windows Riverbend Kitchen & Millwork
Six Flags Novus Real Estate
Bug Store Garcia Properties
Herbaria Beyers Lumber
Upper Limits Climbing Gym Gulfeagle Supply
Rams FB Rubicon
Botanicals on the Park Continental Title
Guido's on the Hill St. Louis Equity Fund
Schnucks First Bank
A & M Trading Tower Grove Heights
TRX Tattoo Edward Jones Investments
Guidos US Bank
Square One JP Beck Law
ArtScope Omiga
Bali on South Grand CBIZ
Chippewa Tire Mangrove
Ices Plain & Fancy Pat Connelly Tavern
Wark in the Park Civil Life 
Sandina's Dirt Cheap
Charlie Gittos The Social Affair
London Tea Room Vito's
Burger King The Vine
Sandrinas Mohlah Cinema
Hill Cigar The Vine on South Grand
Papa Murphy's Thurman Grill
Alderman Green Alderman Conway