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Torrance Kiwanis Texas Hold ‘em Charity Poker Tournament

These photos were taken Sunday at the Torrance Kiwanis annual Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament; which was held at the Palos Verdes Bowl in Torrance, CA. This is one of the Torrance Kiwanis biggest fundraisers of the year, so it was good to see the large turnout. In addition to the poker, there was a silent auction that included such items as tickets to an Angel’s game, bowling, Patron tequila and Dom Perignon champagne. Truly something for everyone.

The Kiwanis are a service club with about 8,000 chapters in 96 countries, with the mission: “To serve children of the world.” The Torrance Kiwanis strive to achieve this goal by providing scholarships to deserving high school students at West, South, North and Torrance high schools as well as volunteering at the Special Olympics and Santa’s Visit at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and numerous other activities.

I donated the watermark to the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation because children suffer from Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease as well as adults. Continue reading

New Years Eve at the Redondo Beach Castle

In 2012, GotBaddog.com is planning on focusing more time promoting charity fundraisers and local events. To start this off, Tanya and I attended the Lady of Magic fundraiser at the Redondo Beach Castle, in Redondo Beach, CA. The fundraiser was for the Midnight Mission, which is a homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles.

The Redondo Beach Castle is is owned by world-class magician and “Entertainers to the Stars” Sisuepahn Phila and Brian Gillis. It was a very nice party with live music provided by the Kevin McCarthy Concept, food, a DJ and some amazing magic. I did my best to give a feel of the magic, but these people are really good. It was also my first New Years with Tanya, so the magic was fitting.

By the way, if you are involved in fundraisers and want the coverage, please feel free to contact me. My social network links are on the right sidebar. Continue reading

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Los Angeles 2011 photos

Today was the 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Los Angeles. Since my daughter and one of her friends were participating, I decided to get up early and head out to downtown Los Angeles to take some photos. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series is a fundraiser for various charities, including ASPCA, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, TASK, St. Jude Hospital and several others. They have marathons around the country. Today’s marathon had about 10,000 participants and there were live bands set up every mile along the course as well as cheerleaders from local high schools. There was a definite carnival attitude at the event.

Charlie Serrano won the men’s division and Deena Kastor won the women’s division.

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