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Ante4autism event raises over $35,000 for Autism Speaks!

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Article Summary: Largest event yet yields Co-Champions to help benefit charity during Las Vegas Market.


The 5th Annual Ante4autism event held at the recent Las Vegas market raised $35,226 to support Autism Speaks.

Co-Host Anthony Mehran of Huffman Koos said; “We had a tremendous outpouring of support Sunday, including a great group of players at the event, including professional poker players Chip & Karina Jett, and JJ Liu!"

The combined donations, entry fees, corporate sponsorships, silent auction and raffle sales have totaled $35,226 so far.  "There is still time to go to Ante4autism.com to donate.  We were overwhelmed with the support this year and would like to thank everyone for coming out”, commented Co-Host Allen Parvizian of APJL Consulting.

Professional Poker Pro Chip Jett and James Baker were Co-Champions, while Co-Host Jerry Williams finished in 3rd place.

Sponsors this year included: Platinum Sponsors: APJL Consulting, Symbol Mattress, Leggett & Platt, Gold Sponsors: Gardner White Furniture, Karl & Cathi Glassman, Roger & Jeanne Magowitz, Restonic Mattress Company, Tempur-Pedic, Corsicana, Silver Sponsors: Shari Wagner, ITM Farms, High Risk Pregnancy Center of Las Vegas, Serta, Myra Stone & Jake Monnier, Mantua, Trucomfortmattress.com and Bronze Sponsors: David Deye, Angelique Clark, Ohio Valley Bedding, The Ashley Metro Detroit Marketing specialists Mark Szydlowski, Al David, Brad Hellrung, Wright Global and Quality Mattress Outlet.

“Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed now in 1 in 88 children in the United States, and 1 in 54 boys,” Co-Host Doug Krinsky noted. “It is very important we continue to help all the families impacted by autism in any way we can.”

 Co-Hosts included Allen Parvizian, APJL Consulting: Myra Stone, Independent Representative: Randy Coconis, Coconis Furniture; Richie Gallaher, Tempur-Pedic; Stuart Carlitz, Eclipse International; Phil Miner, Symbol Mattress; Mike McQuiston, Symbol Mattress; Scott Graham, Trucomfortmattress.com; Jerry Williams, PMD Furniture Direct; Anthony Mehran, Huffman Koos Furniture; Joseph Amato, Mattress Matters; Mark Quinn, Leggett and Platt and Doug Krinsky, Restonic.

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