"All In" for Kids Charity Poker Tournament Raises $910,000 for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Oct 30, 2014

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Steven M. Altschuler, M.D. along with Victor Ramdin, Vince Van Patten, Andy Frankenberger, Phil Hellmuth, Lynn Gilmartin, Dan Shak, and Vanessa Selbst

Hosted by poker legend Phil Hellmuth, Jr., The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and WPT® Foundation’s “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament raised $910,000 featuring the Food Allergy Department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City, the winner of the “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament was Lance Breitstein, who defeated Dan Silvers heads up. Event co-founder and 2013 champion Dan Shak made a return trip to the final table, as did Hellmuth.

Final Table Results

1. Lance Breitstein
2. Dan Silvers
3. Phil Hellmuth
4. Ravi Sakaria
5. Dan Shak
6. Sam Yoon
7. Ryan O’Shea
8. Mike Macchia
9. Dylan Seff
10. Frank Volpe

In addition to Hellmuth and Shak, notable poker players at the tournament, which will be featured in a segment on a future World Poker Tour episode, included WPT anchor Lynn Gilmartin and commentator Vince Van Patten, Vanessa Selbst, WPT Season IX Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger, Jamie Kerstetter, Scott Baumstein, and Rounders co-creator Brian Koppelman.

New York Giants lineman Justin Pugh, Eagles five-time Pro Bowler Mike Quick and other celebs also participated in the event, and were joined by Children’s Hospital chief executive officer Steven Altschuler, M.D., president Madeline Bell, hospital trustees, doctors, donors and grateful patient families, such as honorary chair Gwen Keiser of the Tioga Foundation, and Joel and Jamie Friedman. The Friedman’s were instrumental during the “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament’s first year, and continue their strong support.

The event also featured a charity auction where attendees were able to bid on sports memorabilia, vacations, and a VIP experience at the Season XIII WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City. The Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, a long-time supporter of “All In” for Kids, was instrumental in the evening’s success, donating all of the poker tables and dealers for the event. This year featured the Food Allergy Department at CHOP. Allergies are among the most common medical problems in America – roughly two kids in every school classroom in America are at risk for a life-threating allergic episode. Pioneering researchers at CHOP are revolutionizing the fight against allergies, and the hospital is the global leader in understanding and treating allergies.

Check out some of our favorite photos from the event below:

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Phil Hellmuth talking with Brian Koppelman and Vanessa Selbst
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WPT anchor Lynn Gilmartin and commentator Vince Van Patten addressing the crowd
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Steven M. Altschuler, M.D.
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Vanessa Selbst and Brian Koppelman
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WPT commentator Vince Van Patten having fun during the auction
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Phil Hellmuth and former Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Quick
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Three-time Stanley Cup champion Ken Daneyko showing off one of his rings to Phil Hellmuth
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Phil Hellmuth joking with New York Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh
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Anna Shak celebrating with her husband Dan after tabling pocket aces
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Steven M. Altschuler, M.D. in action
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Renowned poker author Peter Alson and Phil Hellmuth’s mother Lynn chatting at the table
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Steven M. Altschuler, M.D. is eliminated
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WPT anchor Lynn Gilmartin roots on her boyfriend and professional poker player Angel Guillen
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Worlds collide as professional poker Vanessa Selbst and New York Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh talk at the table
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Dan Shak returns to the final table
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The final table of the 2014 “All In” for Kids Charity Poker Tournament
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Phil Hellmuth rocking his “CHOP Knows Allergy” t-shirt at the final table
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Dan Shak falls in fifth place
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Lance Breitstein eliminates host Phil Hellmuth
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Lance Breitstein celebrates his victory with Phil Hellmuth
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Dan Silvers (second place), Phil Hellmuth (third place), and Lance Breitstein (winner) showing off their new hardware

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