Fara’s Place Charity Poker Tournament will take place on Wed., April 25 at 7 p.m. at The Poker Room in Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Players can win $10,000 while they help raise funds to establish a permanent day program home for young adults with disabilities at the Ross JCC in Boynton Beach.
A $150 buy-in donation will secure a seat in the charitable tournament. During play, there will be an optional re-buy structure for the first 90 minutes with re-buys of $25 and a $50 add-on.
According to founder Randie Hoffman, Fara’s Place was established to provide a meaningful structured day program for young adults over 21 with severe disabilities. Fara, Hoffman’s daughter who was diagnosed at birth with the neuro-development disorder Microcephaly, was the inspiration behind the creation of the non-profit organization.
“At 21, most young adults are ready move on to college or start a career. For those like Fara who struggle daily, home is not enough. Young adults need ongoing social interaction, stimulation, educational and personal growth opportunities in a nurturing environment,” said Hoffman. “Our goal with this tournament is to help raise awareness for others young adults in need and garner the funds necessary to continually enhance and maximize their independent functioning. We’re grateful to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for helping us in our mission to provide these crucial services.”
Fara’s Place expects to open its doors this fall at the Ross JCC in Boynton Beach located at 8500 Jog Road. The specialized day program that can accommodate up to 20 participants will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The continued care and educational programs at Fara’s Place are open to any qualifying young adult in the community, space permitting. To register a young adult for the day program, please contact Sheri Kramer at the Ross JCC at 561-740-9000 ext. 265.
Fara’s Place Charity Poker Tournament is sponsored by the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches, the Ross JCC in Boynton Beach and Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Palm Beach.