Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic Raises Over $100K for Charity
Two-time World Series champ Jeff Conine, aka Mr. Marlin, is well known for bringing a winning attitude to the South Florida community, but he recently brought more than that to Isle Casino® Pompano Park. On July 11, he hosted the fifth annual Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic here, welcoming local sports stars and TV personalities, as well as a roomful of poker enthusiasts to one of the area’s hottest gaming facilities. In fact, the action that night was hot enough to raise $103,000 for the Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.
The Clubhouse is located right on the DiMaggio campus, and was opened in 1997 to provide families with free, comfortable lodging while their children are being treated at the hospital. As a nonprofit organization, the residence relies on funding from both individual gifts and efforts like the Poker Classic.