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Santa Monica Police Activities League Deals Its Poker Tournament 2023 On February 25

Benefiting Santa Monica Youth, the charity poker night offers the community a chance to test its skills at the tables while raising much-needed funds for PAL

Take a seat at the table or watch from the sidelines for Santa Monica Police Activities League's Poker Tournament 2023 to benefit Santa Monica youth on Saturday, February 25 beginning with check-in, dinner and bar at 5 p.m., poker lessons at 5:30 p.m., and the official first hand dealt at 6 p.m. PAL's benefit poker night will take place at the Santa Monica Moose Lodge at 1600 Ocean Park Blvd.

Getting started is easy with a $150 player tournament entry that includes dinner, one drink ticket and two drawing tickets. Non-player entry is just $50 that includes dinner, one drink and a drawing ticket. Poker players and guests must be over 21 and can register at or for more information, please call 310-458-8988.

"We are delighted to bring back the ever-popular PAL Poker Tournament. It is one of most well-attended fundraisers each year and we missed seeing everyone's smiling faces around the card table – all in the name of raising much needed funds for Santa Monica Youth," says Eula Fritz, Director at Santa Monica Police Activities League. "The pots vary by hand, but one sure bet is that everyone is a winner with the PAL Poker Tournament."

A variety of prizes are being offered at the PAL Poker Tournament along with a delicious dinner, desserts and drinks.Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels with Royal Flush table sponsorship at $1,500, Straight Flush at $1,000, Four Aces at $500, and Full House at $250. Interested parties can call 310-458-8988 for complete sponsorship details.

About Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL)

Santa Monica PAL is a nonprofit organization operated by the City of Santa Monica dedicated to providing free afterschool programming for youth ages 6 -17. PAL's dynamic educational, fitness, leadership and recreational programming developed for the community enriches lives, advances equity, and empowers youth to thrive. PAL's mission is to build trust between youth and the men and women of the Santa Monica Police Department. PAL's mentoring and enrichment programs are specifically targeted to break down the stigmas, fear and high levels of distrust between youth of color and law enforcement. PAL programs have been successful in bridging this gap through enrichment programs and activities. Santa Monica PAL is located at 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404. For more information, call 310-458-8988 or visit


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