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Ante4Autism Announces Additional Sponsors for 15th Annual Event

Furniture World News Desk on 6/4/2023

Ante4Autism, the annual Charity Poker Tournament that runs before Vegas Market, has announced additional sponsors to the list for their 15th Annual tournament. Carpenter Co. and Ashley Furniture have committed to be $5,000 Platinum sponsors for the 2023 event. Mike McQuiston, Vice President of Bedding at Carpenter/Co-Host of the Ante4autism event, has been a long time supporter of the event and has a personal connection to the cause.

Ashley has also been supporter of the event and cause.  Gail & Marty Komisar have become Silver/Bronze sponsors with their $1,800 donation.  In addition, Southerland, Wright, and Pete & Jenny Primeau have become $1,000 Silver sponsors.  “We could not provide the resources we do without support from folks like Carpenter, Ashley, Southerland, Wright, and especially individuals like Gail & Marty Komisar and Pete and Jenny Primeau, who all have personal connections to the cause, like I do,” Co-host Mike McQuiston recently stated. 

 In addition, Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) has donated a Beautyrest Black bed valued at up to $5,500, Tempur+Sealy (TSI) has donated a Tempurpedic bed and a Stearns & Foster bed for the silent auction.  The silent auction will feature extravagant trips, sports memorabilia, luxury beds and many other items.   

The 15th Annual event will take place Saturday, July 29th at 6:30 PM at the South Point Hotel & Casino.  Sign up now online at Ante4autism.com if you would like to play, donate or sponsor.  The host facility will once again be the South Point Hotel and Casino.  South Point has offered a special room rate for the event:  $59 - Midweek, $109 – Friday, 7/28 & Saturday, 7/29 + $18 resort fee per night.  Room rate discount code: “ANT0728”- call South Point 702.797.8901 or book online: southpointcasino.com

The 5 Autism charities that have been selected to receive proceeds from the event are:  Project FOCUS at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at UNLV, The Hope Fund - a division of International Hyperbarics Association (IHA), The Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University, National Autism Association of Southeast Ohio, and Autism Speaks.

Current 2023 Sponsors: 

  • $25,000 Presenting Sponsor: Leggett & Platt Inc.
  • $15,000 Final Table Sponsor:  Bedding Industries of America
  • $10,000 Diamond Sponsors: Furniture First National Buying Group, 3Z Brands, no limit to the # of sponsors
  • $5,000 Platinum Sponsors:  Planned Furniture Promotions (PFP), Carpenter Co., Ashley, no limit to the # of sponsors
  • $2,500 Gold Sponsors:  Big Sandy Superstore, no limit to the # of sponsors
  • $1,000 Silver Sponsors:  AP Auctions, Southerland, Wright, Gail & Marty Komisar, Pete and Jenny Primeau, No limit to the # of sponsors
  • $500 Bronze Sponsors:  Englander, Colonial, David Deye, no limit to the # of sponsors  

Special donations for silent auction or players: 

  • Serta Simmons Bedding:  Beautyrest Black bed valued at up to $5,500!
  • Tempur+Sealy – Tempurpedic bed, Stearns & Foster bed!
  • Chipco: 15th Annual Commemorative ceramic poker chip for players!

Sponsorship Guidelines are available online at Ante4autism.com.  Founder Krinsky would like to thank all the Co-Hosts, as they volunteer their time. Co-Hosts include:  Joey Amato – Rock N Roll City Mattress, Stuart Carlitz – Bedding Industries of America, Randy Coconis – Coconis Furniture, Nick Hrkman – Southerland Sleep, Karina Jett – Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, Doug Krinsky – 3Z Brands, Mike McQuiston - Carpenter, Anthony Mehran – Huffman Koos Furniture, Allen Parvizian – AP Auctions, Myra Stone – Independent Representative, David Wachendorfer – Moto Sleep/Moto Motion, Jerry Williams – Retail Service Systems Inc. There will also be plenty of celebrities playing at the South Point event.  “Karina Jett, one of our Co-Hosts, does a great job of arranging celebrities to play each year and we look forward to our celebrity friends joining us,” Krinsky stated.