We here at Chicago Gateway Green decided to switch it up this week and dedicate one of this week’s blog posts to our fabulous annual poker tournament and casino night Gaming For Green, July 17 at Galleria Marchetti. Keep reading to find where to buy tickets and more about this great event which raises money to help beautify Chicago! Don’t miss out on a chance to attend one of the summer’s most fun poker tournament and casino night!
Chicago Gateway Green is a non-profit, located in downtown Chicago, IL dedicated to beautifying Chicago’s expressways, greenways, and neighborhoods! We do this through three programs: Expressway Partnership Program, Tree Partnership Program, and the International Sculpture Program. Throughout the year we hold two fundraising events to raise money for these programs: Gaming for Green and Green Tie Ball.
The International Sculpture program helps beautify Chicago’s gateways through the instillation of international art sculptures and partners with Chicago’s sister cities and other city organizations. The Tree Partnership Program transforms parks and vacant land into a green space filled with trees. The Tree Partnership Program is typically done through corporate sponsorship as a “Day of Impact” where the corporate sponsor holds a volunteer planting event for their employees and/or clients. The Expressway Partnership Program transforms Chicago’s major expressway by planting and maintaining gardens along with litter removal. The expressway garden sites are sponsored by a corporate sponsor, which is shown by a sign of the company’s logo displayed in the corresponding expressway garden; highly visible from the road.
Our Gaming For Green fundraising event is an annual Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament and casino night raises money for our Tree Partnership Program; which transforms vacant land across Chicago’s neighborhoods into tree filled green spaces which improves Chicago’s livability and environmental health. General Admission tickets are $50 and tickets to buy into the poker tournament are $150.
The event is Thursday July 17th at Galleria Marchetti. Guests of Gaming For Green will enjoy a night of casino games, live entertainment, and Galleria Marchetti famous Italian food and drinks! Check in for the poker tournament begins at 5:30pm, the poker tournament starts at 6:45 when cards are dealt. The poker tournament participants will compete for a $10,000 Main Event Seat in the World Series of Poker Tournament located in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be emceed by Matt Spiegel, co-host of The McNeil & Spiegel Show on 670 The Score! Don’t miss out on a night of friendly fun, food, and live entertainment.
Buy your ticket today at gamingforgreen14.eventbrite.com !
See you there! Don’t forget to follow us on social media and use the hashtag #keepchicagogreen and #gamingforgreen while at the event for a chance to win tickets to our largest fundraising event Green Tie Ball in September!