Colorado is known for many things: skiing and snow, wineries and breweries, picturesque scenery, and sports teams. Gambling, however, is not an activity people generally associate with the Colorado lifestyle. On June 30th, Swinerton Builders Colorado broke from their state’s traditions to host a Texas Hold’em tournament.
Subcontractors, owners, engineers, and architects gathered to play poker to raise funds for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, a local organization working toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for the homeless and people-at-risk, and The Swinerton Foundation.
Gathered at tables in the Colorado office were 36 gamblers playing an intense game of poker. For guests not participating in the poker tournament, craps lessons were offered, making the games a very educational experience as participants brushed up on basic math skills and odd numbers. A few people went wild with their “play” money and chips.
Just as ESPN tournaments are narrowed down to one table with the final players, everyone gathered around the last table to watch as first, second, and third place were won. Prizes for the winners included Colorado Rockies tickets, golf outings, and gift certificates to local restaurants.
This tournament was a very successful event that brought together many of our local partners. Although only one winner of the Texas Hold’em tournament was declared, everyone had a great time raising money for noble causes.