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Erie Neighborhood House’s Poker Tournament Fundraiser Goes Virtual

Proceeds from the poker tournament will fund college scholarships for Erie House clients, many of whom are Latino immigrants.

Erie Neighborhood House, 1701 W. Superior St.
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WEST TOWN — An annual poker fundraiser for a West Town social services nonprofit is going virtual — and you can buy discounted tickets.

“All In” for Erie House, a virtual poker tournament benefitting Erie Neighborhood House, will begin 4 p.m. Sept. 19.

Tickets are on sale for $50 but will increase to $100 on Sept. 1, said spokeswoman Kate Diveley. Tournament prizes are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.

Proceeds from the poker tournament will support college scholarships for Erie House clients.

“This is a vital resource to the youth in our program and their families because finances can be a big barrier to college for many of our students,” Diveley said. “Especially now, as our families experience additional financial and emotional hardships due to the pandemic and current economic crisis, this fund is extremely important.”

Those interested in sponsoring the event can email Lucero Cervantes at lcervantes@eriehouse.org.

The oldest settlement house still operating in Chicago, Erie Neighborhood House, 1701 W. Superior St., celebrated its 150th birthday last year. The organization also has locations in Little Village and Humboldt Park.

While Erie House serves Chicagoans of all backgrounds, clients predominately include Latino immigrant families, including documented and undocumented immigrants.

RELATED: Chicago’s Oldest Settlement House Is Still Operating In West Town

View a full list of programs provided by Erie House here. Learn more about the history of the Erie House here.

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