PEN’s 10th Annual Poker Tournament is
Friday, November 15, 2019
Check back soon for details!

Thank you to everyone who participated in PEN's 9th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

With special thanks to our sponsors:

Marie & Justin Cantor

Amelia Chapman & Terry McGlynn

Adam & Sonya Wierman

Elite Class Realty

Craftsman Brewery

Jersey Mike’s Subs

It was our biggest year ever, with 180 people joining in the fun. Prizes included Rams & Lakers tickets, Knotts Berry Farm tickets donated by Goldstar, Preferred Rose Parade tickets, gift cards donated by Bodega Wine Bar, Nick’s on South Lake, The Kitchen, Mijares, Mendocino Farms, CAVA, STEM World, A Noise Within, and The Rose, and more!

Check back fall 2019 for details about next year’s Poker Tournament.

It’s no gamble - we guarantee you’ll have great fun for a great cause! Check-in starts at 6:00 pm, play starts promptly at 6:30 pm at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, Pasadena. Download the flyer to invite your friends.

  • Meet lots of PUSD parents and friends

  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks included; food available for purchase

  • Prizes for the top finishers, door prizes, and raffles

  • Discounted Kids Klub childcare by reservation

  • Re-buy during the first hour

  • Blackjack tables for more chances to win

  • And a rip roarin’ good time… Just ask any of the 150 people who played last year! Support

Entry is still just $50!
School Name or Table Group:

If you’re not a poker player or just a beginner, you can still play and win prizes! Or if you want to support PEN, but can’t make it, purchase a ticket(s) and we’ll donate them to your favorite school.

Thanks to our 2018 Table hosts

Want to join a table of parents from your school? Contact a table coordinator (below), or contact Nancy if you’d like to be a table coordinator for your own school.

Altadena Arts - Vicki Klopsch

Blair – Emily Mencken or Amelia Chapman

Don Benito - Deborah Graff or Lisa Swan

Field – Leslie Tamppari or Adam Wierman

Eliot and Muir - Jennifer Lee Hall or Leigh Ann Samuel

Hamilton – Jennifer Goldman

Jackson – Jason Trapp or Tom Hogen-Esch

McKinley – Laura Diaz or Nate Bradley

NCES – Art & Kendra Ackerman

PHS – Marie Cantor

San Rafael – Emily Mencken

Sierra Madre – Russ Meek

WSMA - Hilary Robertson

Webster - Neil Folgate

Willard – Jen Errico

Muir Alumni – Emily Mencken

Purchase an entire table for 10 now and get an extra $100 in chips!


Check out the photos from the 2018 event!

Buy a single entry ticket for $50, or buy a whole table for $500 by Friday, Oct. 26th, and get an extra $100 in chips!

Single ticket:
School Name or Table Group:
Table for 10:
School/Table Name:

Sponsorships Opportunities

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Sponsorship Options

Kids Klub special childcare offer

Kids Klub will provide 50% off childcare to PEN families attending the Poker Tournament, for children ages 2 to 12 years old at 380 South Raymond Ave, Pasadena. Families who are NOT current members of Kids Klub will have their initiation fees waived. Applications must be received by October 22 at 5 pm.

New families to Kids Klub must download and complete an application for each child who will attend by going to Go to the “About Us” tab, then click the “Forms” link and download the application from the top yellow box labeled “Kids Klub Forms.” Please note that any child under kindergarten age must turn in a completed "Physician's Report" with the application.

Completed applications can be emailed to, faxed to 626/795-2573, or brought in to Kids Klub. Regardless of which method is used, all applications must be submitted  no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, October 22.