The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and WPT Foundation “All In” For Kids Poker Tournament

Event Highlights

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and World Poker Tour Foundation “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament was held in New York City at the Mandarin Oriental on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

This year’s event raised an amazing $910,000 for Food Allergy Research at CHOP. Your generous support will help us continue our research into the causes of and treatments for food allergies, allowing us to truly make a difference in the lives of children worldwide.

This annual tournament, co-founded by Dan Shak and hosted by poker legend Phil Hellmuth Jr., brings together celebrities, athletes and World Poker Tour professional poker players with Hospital Trustees, donors and grateful families for an exciting and worthwhile evening to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

"All In" For Kids Poker Tournament Photo Gallery

The Final Table

Thank you to the 300 people who joined us and our host Phil Hellmuth in making this year's tournament a success! And a special congratulations to our final table, including: Lance Breitstein (winner) Dan Silvers, Phil Hellmuth, Ravi Sakaria, Dan Shak, Sam Yoon, Ryan O’Shea, Mike Macchia, Dylan Seff and Frank Volpe.


Presenting Sponsor

The Tioga Foundation

Featured Beneficiary: Food Allergy Research

Allergies are among the most common medical problems in America. In fact, 15 million Americans have food allergies, and roughly two kids in every school classroom are at risk for a life-threatening allergic episode. But pioneering researchers at CHOP are rewriting the book on allergy. CHOP is the No. 1 ranked children’s hospital in the U.S. and a global leader in understanding and treating allergies.


About the Host


Phil Hellmuth Jr. is the greatest poker player to ever play the game. In 1989, at 24, he was the youngest person to ever win the World Series of Poker — a record that stood for 19 years. Hellmuth’s last win was his 13th career WSOP title.

Known as the “Poker Brat” for his always colorful, competitive and controversial personality, Hellmuth has won Player of the Year honors, the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, the European Poker Championship and more than 50 other major tournament titles. In 2007, he was elected to the Poker Hall of Fame.

He is one of the most recognizable faces on television, with frequent appearances not only as a poker player, but as a host on ESPN, Bravo and NBC, as well as a competing coach against Annie Duke on Fox Sports Network’s Best Damn Poker Show.

This is his seventh time as the “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament host.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Mandarin Oriental, New York
80 Columbus Circle at 60th St.
New York, New York


6:30 PM
Poker Tutorial Buffet Dinner and Cocktails

7:00 PM
Tournament Begins

9:00 PM
Dessert Reception

Charity Tournament Details

The “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament is played using rules of a No Limit Hold ’Em charity tournament. Participants make a recommended donation to the Hospital to play. During the first three levels of play, players will have the option to “re-buy” chips with an additional donation. The tournament is limited to 180 players.

What If I Don't Know How To Play Poker

You can join the poker tutorial which immediately precedes the tournament or just come and watch the fun!

Hotel Information

The Mandarin Oriental: 1-866-801-8880 and dial #3. Mention The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the event date, October 29th.

The London Hotel: 1-866-690-2029 and ask for reservations. Mention The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the event date, October 29th.


Presenting Sponsor

  • The Tioga Foundation

Royal Flush

  • The Friedman Family

Straight Flush Sponsor

  • Anonymous
  • Cynthia and Robert Savett


  • The Aitken-Davies Family

Full House Sponsor

  • Anonymous
  • Krista and Reid Buerger
  • Denise and David Bunning
  • Ariele and Steve Gordon
  • Suzanne and Micheal Ferrucci
  • Gary and Alison Lieberman
  • Greenlight Capital Inc.
  • Holowesko Partners LTD
  • Nancy and James Minnick
  • Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC
  • Senator Investment Group
  • Anna and Daniel Shak
  • SilvermanAccampora LLP
  • Trillium


  • Anonymous
  • Andrea de Botton Interior Design, Inc.
  • Avenue Capital Group LP
  • BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
  • Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
  • Children's Surgical Associates, LTD
  • Digitas Health
  • EcoR1 Capital
  • EnerVest, LTD.
  • Francesca & Edward M. McBride
  • Epic Systems Corporation
  • Graff USA
  • Gryphon International Investment Corp.
  • The Haverford Trust Company
  • Mary and Jed Kelly
  • Jenny and David Lee
  • Rick Loshiavo
  • Perry Capital, LLC
  • Randy Reiff
  • Dylan and Jordan Seff
  • Louise and Jonathan Spergel M.D.


Event Contact
Jenna Pugh

Sponsorship Contact
Maureen Mason