4th Annual Poker Tournament a Huge Success

April 2022

Ed Hockfield, winner of the 4th annual HFLA Poker Tournament

The 4th Annual Joe Krassner Memorial Poker Tournament was able to gather again in person, and the HFLA event attracted a full house of professional and amateur players who descended upon Temple Beth Shalom on Sunday, April 24th. 

The afternoon began with a networking hour and was continued with poker games, and post Pesach pizza from Home Slice. 

The fundraiser benefited The Hebrew Free Loan Austin. It was a great opportunity to support HFLA and the financial future of the Austin Jewish community. 

The first-place price went to Ed Hockfield, one of 10 contestants to advance to the last round of the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em tournament. The other top 10 finishers included Max Freedman, Laurence Statman, Sheryl Nurenberg, Jerrod Kogut, Brian Luskey, Yoni Riemer, Daniel Kibert, Brian Copland, and Lilly Schwartz. Congrats to all winners and participants on a truly successfully evening! All final table players chose from a wide array of exceptional prizes. Special prizes will be awarded to all final table players.

Exceptional prizes included an all-inclusive Vegas vacation, 65” TV, and $1,000 gift card shopping spree at abt.com

Hebrew Free Loan of Austin raised over $30,000 for their biggest annual fundraiser.

Top 10 finishers: Ed Hockfield, Max Freedman, Laurence Statman, Sheryl Nurenberg, Jerrod Kogut, Brian Luskey, Yoni Riemer, Daniel Kibert, Brian Copland, and Lilly Schwartz.

Generous sponsors included:

Four-of-a-Kind

ANDREA & EDWARD HOCKFIELD, DEBBIE & RICKY RUDY, BRIAN COPLAND – REALTY AUSTIN, GARY SOLKA – WELLS FARTGO ADVISORS, ABT.COM – ELECTRONICS, APPLIANCES & MORE 

Full House

AILEEN & JOE KRASSNER FAMILY, JENNIFER FAILLA – STRADA MANAGEMENT, CAROL DOCHEN & ARLENE MAZE – DOCHEN REALTORS, DR. MICHAEL & CYNTHIA GROSSMAN, NANCY & BRUCE ZIMMERMAN, CAROLE & KERRY PRICE, ZELL TEAM, LAW OFFICE OF JOEL A. LEVINE, JANET & JP NEWMAN, PHIL & ADAM LOEWY, WEITZMAN, PLAINS CAPITAL BANK, SOUTHERN TURF CO., MOSIER LUXURY HOMES

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