Upcoming Events

June 25, 2017: ALL IN Charity Poker Tournament

4th Annual SITE SoCal ALL IN Charity Poker TournamentSunday, June 25, 2017
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Hotel Irvine
Irvine, CA

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual SITE SoCal ALL IN Charity Poker Tournament. This high rollers’ networking event is THE event of the Summer!

Are you ready to play?

This event has taken the incentive industry by storm. We’re placing all our chips on the table for SITE SoCal’s Fourth Annual ALL IN Charity Poker Tournament, and we’re hoping you’ll get in the game.

Join us Sunday, June 25 at the Hotel Irvine for a high-rollers’ networking event that will bring together some of the industry’s top professionals. Need some Practice? Stop by Saturday night, June 24 for the Pre-Practice Poker Lounge!

Bet high to raise money for the chapter & our annual Poker charity, the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation.

Want in? Of course you do! So how do you get involved, you ask?

This is STEP 1 of the Registration Process. If you’re looking to support this event by becoming a table sponsor and hosting buyers, this registration will take you through the process of signing up.

Purchase Poker Tables / Become a Sponsor…

STEP 2 will follow. After all tables and sponsorship’s have been finalized there will be a second round of registration for you and your hosted buyers to officially register. This will be sent out closer to the event. For those familiar with the holiday event process, it will be very similar.

It’s the perfect opportunity to mingle with the best-of-the-best. So we want to know… are you ALL IN?

Format and Agenda

Purpose of Event

This is our Fourth Annual Charity Poker Tournament benefiting the SITE SoCal Chapter and San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation. Additionally, we are creating a networking event to strengthen business relationships that will result in the potential for increased business revenues for all participants.

Format Overview

This Charity Poker Tournament continues to evolve. There are several new elements this year. Please READ this so you are aware of some of these key changes. Of course we’ll have some surprises saved just for the night!

For those of you familiar with how the SITE Holiday Event works for table sales, we are proceeding in a similar way. We will sell poker tables to sponsors. Upon purchasing the poker table, you (the sponsor) will fill the 9 seats with a mix of your colleagues and Hosted Buyers (meeting and incentive executives/planners).

In addition to the poker table purchase, we’d encourage you to purchase an upgraded sponsorship package to maximize your sponsorship level for more visibility of your brand throughout the event. Details on these sponsorship opportunities can be found under the “Sponsorship Levels & Fees” tab of our registration site.

As participants are knocked out of the Poker Tournament, they can head to the Loser’s Lounge, try their luck at the Blackjack Tables, or explore the other exciting games and lounges to mingle with friends and colleagues. Raffles will be conducted throughout the night based on the number of donated prizes received. Opportunities will also exist to “buy your way back” into the tournament. Don’t miss this exciting chance to go All In!

Agenda at a Glance

Saturday, June 24 Pre-Practice Poker Lounge: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Complimentary for Planners. Tickets available for Suppliers at $85 each.
Sunday, June 25 Sunday Brunch & Networking: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Poker Tournament: 12:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Hotel IrvineOvernight Accommodations

  • Sleeping rooms are available at Hotel Irvine Saturday & Sunday night, based on availability.
  • 1 night complimentary for planners, and second night at $139+, if desired
  • Supplier rate is $139 for either night
  • Rooms will be available for booking in Phase 2 of registration

Charity Tournament Rules

There are new rules for charity gaming events with regards to value allowed in prizes. Therefore, we have to handle things differently. We will use the majority of your donations as raffle prizes, as raffle prizes are not rewarded based on gaming. A few of the donations will be used as prizes provided to the Top 3 winners.

As you may remember from last year, there is a preliminary winner from every table. Therefore, your table will have a winner. (Then those winners go to the final 4 tables, and eventually the final table). Many suppliers may choose to have a prize for YOUR table winner. This is at your discretion, and not part of the tournament.


Why help sponsor this event?

Here’s a list of thought starters as to why you might want to be a sponsor for this event:

  • ROI - Past SITE event sponsors have formed relationships that have resulted in new sales.
  • NETWORK - Network with meeting, event and incentive industry leaders. We know that our exciting charity poker event will attract buyers that don’t normally attend events typically hosted in our industry. Maybe these are buyers you’ve been trying to reach?
  • EXPOSURE - Something new to show? Some announcement to make? Recent renovations? You’ll have access to 200+ people to share the news with first hand.
  • BRAG - You’ll have bragging rights of being one of the first sponsors at this exciting event. Get in on the ground floor.
  • SUPPORT - You will be supporting a fantastic charity, founded and managed by one of our own SITE Members.

Becoming a Sponsor

We are offering several sponsorship levels. There can be more than one sponsor at a given level! We have a few sponsors in place already, and they have been identified here!

Secure your sponsorship with us by March 31 and your company logo will be included all future correspondence for this event.

Inclusions for ALL Sponsors and their Hosted Buyers

Thanks to the generous support of the Hotel Irvine, the following complimentary inclusions are in place for you and your guests:

  • Access into the Pre-Practice Poker Lounge Saturday Night ($85 buy-in/supplier)
    Open bar during the reception and brunch with drink tickets during the event
    Networking Brunch
    Parking during the event

Hosted buyers only:

  • 1 Complimentary room night and overnight parking (first come basis)

Sponsors only:

  • Rotating logos on the front screens in the Poker Room
  • Reduced room rate of $139 + tax
  • Overnight parking at $22 per night

Event Details

When Practice Lounge: Saturday, June 24, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Brunch & Poker Tournament: Sunday, June 25, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Where Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92514
Dress Code Practice Lounge - Smart Casual
Poker Tournament - Poker Glam
Contacts For additional information, please contact one of our committee members:
Sponsorship Inquiries: Brittany Hodge 949-476-2788
Meeting Planner: Vicki Kern 949-476-2788
General inquiries: Shahab Abbas 949-932-0490
General inquiries: Connie Reeves 619-515-9907
General inquiries: Liz Smith 949-338-5495
Registration: James Vertovec, CMP 805-557-1111

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