Norman Chad, Randy Couture, Pia Zadora and William Hung to Appear at 12th Annual Ante4Autism Event


Left to right: Pia Zadora, William Hung, Normad Chad.

Ante4Autism, the annual charity poker tournament held before Las Vegas Market, recently announced a host of celebrities and professional poker players that have signed up to appear and play in the upcoming event. Normad Chad from ESPN – WSOP, Randy Couture – MMA champion/Actor, Pia Zadora, William Hung, Richard Steele, Ricardo Laguna, Erik Aude along with Jose Canseco are scheduled to appear along with professional poker players:  Jennifer Harmon, Mike Matusow, David Williams, Chip & Karina Jett, and the Duke of Fremont.

New Sponsors that have jumped on board as partners this year:  Anthony Mehran from Huffman Koos Furniture, Karl & Cathi Glassman both at the $5,000 Platinum level, Joe Matejka Jr is sponsoring at the $1,000 Gold level and Crane’s Mattress Superstore will be back again at the $500 Bronze level.  Ray Crane said it best when confirming his sponsoring to Founder Doug Krinsky: “It is a great cause, one of our employees has a child with Autism and we want to help!”.

In addition, there will be a live auction of 2 fantastic trips that evening and a custom poker table that night.  The 1st trip is a 6 night, 7 day trip for 2 to Rio de Janeiro. Hotel pools, daily breakfast, spa, sauna, bars and a great restaurant – no restrictions, and no blackout dates; Value:  $7,500. The 2nd trip is to Croatia – 4 bedroom, 3 bath villa sleeps 8!  Private pool and gardens make it a great Mediterranean getaway with your friends or family for this once in a lifetime trip;  Value:  $8,500.  The poker table is a custom designed table that all celebrities and poker pros will sign that evening, Value $3,000-$5,000!

Sponsors of the event coming up January 25, 2020 at the Golden Nugget:  Leggett & Platt $20,000 Presenting Sponsor, Symbol Mattress $15,000 Final Table Sponsor, Eclipse/Eastman House, Ashley and Furniture First National Buying Group – $10,000 Diamond sponsors, Planned Furniture Promotions, Karl & Cathi Glassman, Anthony Mehran from Huffman Koos Furniture and Brooklyn Bedding $5,000 Platinum sponsors.  Joe Matejka Jr., DropBox, Rize, Coconis Furniture, Bekaert Deslee, Myra Stone & Carline Niccum are all $1,000 Silver sponsors, and Crane’s Mattress Superstore, Infinity Massage Chairs and Maxime Mills as $500 Bronze sponsors. We have also received merchandise donations from The Layout Company, Townsley Portraits, BBO Poker Tables and TRU Lite Bedding.  There is still plenty of time to sponsor or donate to the event.

The Grand Champion winner, will now be the “Apollo Jett Grand Champion”.  The naming of the Grand Champion after Apollo is to honor Apollo’s life and the tremendous help and support Karina and Chip Jett put into this event.  Apollo had Autism and passed away at an early age and we want to honor him by naming the Grand Champion award after him each year.

The 12th Annual Ante4autism event will be held at the Golden Nugget on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in the Grand Event Center.  Doors will open at 6 PM, event begins at 7 PM.  The Golden Nugget has reserved the entire room for the Ante4autism event in anticipation of a large crowd again this year!  Registration is open for players ($150 entry fee) and sponsorships are still available. Visit for more details or contact Doug Krinsky.

The 5 Autism charities who will receive proceeds from the 12th Ante4autism event:  Oakstone Academy, Willow Farms by Steps Academy, Project F.O.C.U.S. at UNLV, National Autism Association of Southeast Ohio and Autism Speaks.  Founder Krinsky would also like to thank all the Co-Hosts, as they volunteer their time and spend hours on the event and receive no compensation for their work.

Contact Doug Krinsky, if you would like to sponsor or donate to the 12th Annual Ante4autism event in 2020:, or call 614-554-0802.  We have 5 levels of sponsorships this year.  Please refer to the various levels on the web site.      

About Ante4Autism: Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in 1 in 59 children in the United States according to the CDC!!  The Co-Hosts are committed to helping the families and individuals impacted by Autism in any way they can.

The 5 Autism charities who will receive proceeds from the 12th
Ante4autism event:  Oakstone Academy, Willow Farms by Steps Academy,
Project F.O.C.U.S. at UNLV, National Autism Association of Southeast
Ohio and Autism Speaks. 

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