The ITWomen CIO Celebrity Poker Tournament & Casino Night is one of the most popular charitable events in the IT community in South Florida. To date, ITWomen has raised over $400,000 for scholarships for outstanding and deserving young women.
ITWomen’s annual scholarship fundraiser takes place in November at the Sheraton Airport and Cruise Port Hotel, Fort Lauderdale. The goal is to raise scholarship money to be awarded to high school graduating women in South Florida who are pursuing careers in technology and engineering. Scholarship proceeds go to the 501(c)3 ITWomen Charitable Foundation.
THE EVENING PROGRAM
5:30 – 6:30 pm
- Pre-Tournament VIP Reception sponsored by the CIO Executive Council.
- Mojito Station sponsored by Bacardi, USA
- Opening acknowledgements – special recognition: ITWomen president Victoria Usherenko.
6:30 till 9:30 ??
- Buffet dinner – gourmet variety of cuisines throughout the evening.
- Dessert stations throughout the evening.
- Cash bar
- Live music & DJ entertainment.
- Poker Tournament played until a grand prize winner emerges. Typically, five CIOs will be seated with five scholarship donor players at each of the four tournament tables.
- Casino floor games. Attendees are given a starter voucher and can purchase additional tickets to play casino-like games such as Blackjack or roulette for various prizes, while others prefer to watch the Tournament to see who is left at the tables at the end of the evening.
- Prizes awarded to top Tournament and Casino winners.