Jimmy Clark loves poker, and 10 years ago he decided to raise money and give back to THON and the Four Diamonds in recognition of all that was done for him when he was battling cancer. Fighting for his life is something Clark, 26, understands well.
Clark will host the 10th annual Poker with Jimmy, a No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Saturday, Nov.16. The tournament has raised more than $80,000 over the past nine years for children battling pediatric cancer through THON and the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
This year’s event again takes place at the Goodwill Fire Company, 2318 S. Queen St., York, Pennsylvania. Doors open at 10 a.m. with play beginning at 11 a.m. Visit pokerwithjimmy.com to learn more about the event and to preregister.
This is just one of many events, sponsored by Penn State York Benefiting THON, leading up to the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), the 46-hour dance marathon, set for Feb. 21-23, 2020, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus of Penn State. In 2019, THON raised $10,621,683.76.
Poker with Jimmy is not a pay-to-play event. Participants can donate if they choose to; the suggested donation is $30. Since all items at the event are donated, all proceeds go to children battling pediatric cancer through THON and the Four Diamonds Fund at The Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Three winners will receive prizes. The first-place winner will win a seven-day Carnival Cruise gift card valued at $1,400. The second place winner can choose from a 4K big screen television or a Barrington premium poker table for 10-players, and the third place winner receives the remaining prize.