7th Annual Charity Hold’em Tournament

2025 date to be selected soon…
9:00AM Check-in, 10:30AM Game Begins


Dwight Gooden
Luis Sojo
Stéphane Matteau

More Details

Win your way to the 2024 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas while also doing some good! Our 7th Annual Charity Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

The event will run using World Series of Poker Main Event rules with minor slight modifications to conform to the history and friendliness of this event. Players will be allowed to re-buy and add on (details below). Each player will also get 30 seconds to act upon their hand before their hand is declared dead.

Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law according to The Federal Tax Code 501(c)3 as The 3 Up 3 Down Organization is a non-profit charitable organization. 100% of the donations of this event will go directly to supporting and promoting youth baseball and those with developmental disabilities. You will receive a tax letter by year’s end in the year you registered for this event.

Guest Appearances – We’re excited to welcome a few celebrity guests this year: New York Mets and Yankees legend Dwight Gooden, former MLB player and New York Yankee Luis Sojo and former New York Rangers great Stephane Matteau is back this year as well. They will be there to meet & greet, sign autographs and take pictures with our players.  We have a couple of invitations out there, so we’ll see who else will attend.

In years past, we have had former New York Yankee greats Jeff Nelson, Roy White and Jim Leyritz, World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Jamie Gold,  Poker Commentator Tony Dunst and top players Jonathan Little, Jason Koon and Andy Frankenberger.

9:00AM – Check-in, registration opens, continental breakfast

10:10AM – Announcements

10:30AM – Cards in the air, play begins

1:15PM – Lunch Break, Barbecue Lunch (re-buy period over)

2:15PM – Play Resumes (freeze-out, no additional re-buys, etc.)


Breakfast & LunchWandering Dave’s has graciously donated breakfast starting at 9am and the local Starbucks will also be there to serve hot brewed coffee, tea and hot chocolate all morning.  Come early.  Smoking J’s BBQ is back again yet again for lunch! For those that were here the last several years, get pumped up! For those that weren’t, well, you’re in for a treat! Included with your entry.    Non-Player – $125 donation at the door donation.  Limited spots. Non-players with guest will be allowed in early (9AM), walk-ins not guests of players, not until 11AM.  Estimated lunch break 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM.  NO ONE without a badge will be allowed in the building; please keep in mind, this is a private event.

Raffles – we currently have 41 raffle items and 5 silent auction items available through 1pm.  An additional set of silent auction items will be available starting 1:30pm.  We will have an afternoon 50-50 also.

Tournament Details – The maximum amount any player may start with is 7,000 chips. Players may re-buy if they ever drop below 7,000 chips (6,975 or less) for $150 (6,000 chips) or may do a double re-buy for $275 if ever below 1,000 chips (975 or less), for 12,000 chips.

Payments/Donations – Cash, credit cards, Venmo, Apple Pay will all be accepted.  Company/private checks must be pre-approved before the day of the event.

Rebuys – $150 for 6,000 chips, double rebuy $275 for 12,000 chips (thru 1pm)
Add-On – $150 for 10,000 additional chips or $200 for 15,000 additional chips

VIP Player Package – SOLD OUT – Includes  VIP Parking within steps of event entrance (name will be listed on signage when you pull-in);  no wait VIP Registration, no wait to do your Add-On, no wait lunch; special VIP Concierge dedicated to serve limited # of VIPs through at the morning and through lunch, VIP Photo Experience (ample coverage of you as a player along with special shots with you and our celebrity guests), VIP gift (autographed MLB baseball from Dwight Gooden), special VIP Meet & Greet with one of our celebrity guests; 4 “good” seats to a New York Yankees Minor League Affilate Hudson Valley Renegades game with one participant throwing out a first pitch.  VIP Gift(s).  Custom  Gold VIP lanyard.  More to come.  Be the envy of the other 180+ players.  VIP Player Package Donation – SOLD OUT.

Sponsored by


2024 World Series of Poker Main Event Seat in Las Vegas, Nevada plus airfare
(value $10,600),

plus dinner & drinks with WPT's Tony Dunst in Las Vegas

2024 World Series of Poker Main Event Seat in Las Vegas, Nevada
(value $10,000)

$5,000 World Series of Poker Package

  • 4th – $3,000 Casino Package
  • 5th – $2,000 Casino Package
  • 6th – $1,250 Casino Package
  • 7th – $1,000 Casino Package
  • 8th – $750 Casino Package
  • 9th – $600 Casino Package
  • 10th – $500 Casino Package
  • 11th – $350 Casino Package
  • 12th – $250 Casino Package
  • 13th – $200 Casino Package
  • 14th – 50″ LED Smart TV
  • 15th – 43″ LED Smart TV
  • 16th – 32″ LED Smart TV
  • 17th – Spring 2025 3 Up 3 Down Charity Seat Complimentary Entry
  • 18th – Two Guys XX Boys Scout Poker Tournament, Complimentary Entry (January 2025)

*PRIZES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED UPON ATTENDANCE; THESE PRIZES ARE BASED UPON OUR HAVING SIMILAR ATTENDANCE AS WE DID IN 2023 (180 players), 130 players guarantees two Main Event Seats.  If we exceed 180 players, we’ll add to the existing prizes…  All at the final table will also receive a complimentary 1-year subscription to POKERGo

2024 7th Annual Fundraiser & Grant Distribution

Register for the Event

If you experience any issues with registration, please try one of the following:

  1. Try another credit/debit card. It’s possible your card company may have security measures that flag certain payments.
  2. Contact your card company and/or PayPal that processes these payments at 888-221-1161.
  3. Reach out to Rick Stockfield at 914-621-6344 or rstockfield@3u3d.org and he can take payments over the phone.