NextStep Poker Tournament Recap

February 11, 2018

This past Saturday I attended the annual NextStep Poker Tournament at The 900 Club in Manhattan Beach.

I’ve played in this tournament for years – not only is it a ton of fun, it’s for a fantastic cause. NextStep is an internationally recognized non-profit that makes life-changing rehab and fitness accessible and affordable to individuals living with paralysis. Today, most of these individuals are deprived of the resources they desperately need to live long, healthy and happy lives. NextStep’s goal is to open NextStep paralysis recovery centers across the country to ensure an improved quality-of-life and a continuum of care for this underserved population. By offering standardized activity-based therapy programs and interventions, based on research; our centers provides the best chance for recovery, independence, and health.

The 900 Club team made sure all the attendees were well fed and never had an empty glass. They certainly know how to host an event!

I’ve played well over the years but never made it to the final table…. but I did this time! I was dealt decent cards and was on top of my game. Seriously, I was so stoked to make it, I didn’t care how long I lasted and I was thrilled to finish in sixth place!

Put this event on your calendar for next year…. I’ll see you there!

To learn more about NextStep, visit the website at