Shadow celebrate successful 2016 fundraiser

The SSC Shadow Board of Directors is proud to announce that the Third Annual Shadow Charity Poker Tournament and Auction had another successful year. The event, held at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, brought in approximately $17,000 for the Shadow Financial Assistance Program. 

"The Board of Directors is extremely grateful to all of the dedicated individuals and companies that have helped us provide opportunities for all players in the greater-Spokane community to play SSC Shadow soccer," said BOD member and event organizer Kari Moore. "We especially would like to thank our generous event sponsors: Greenstone, Ameriprise Financial, Arrotta AutoMax and Clickit RV." 

Held on February 28, the event kicked off with a social hour and an opportunity to place initial bids on a wide array of silent auction items before the first hands were dealt. Midway through the tournament, everyone took a break to raise more funds through a live auction conducted by popular former Shadow coach Niko Varlamos, who returned from Seattle to lend a hand. 

Once poker play resumed the field steadily dwindled down to a final table, where things got interesting. Despite holding a small stack, Shadow coach Jason Bellefeuille managed to make a run for a while with a few big early wins before ultimately bowing out. The final two were Jeff Ripley and Dan Arrota with Ripley winning the tournament in the heads-up showdown.  

Sponsors:
Ameriprise Financial
Arrotta AutoMax 
Clickit RV
Greenstone

Donors: 
Acme Concrete Paving, Inc. 
AnnElise Anderson
Beverly Barnett Art Studio
Big 5
Adrienne Choate
Jill & Dave Christiansen 
Clearwater Summit Group
Cravens Coffee
Chris Curran (Golf Pro) 
Davenport Hotel
Disneyland Resorts
Kristina Fager
Fairways Golf Course
First Touch Training
Forcibis by Stephanie
Lynda Fulbright
Great Harvest Bread
Kalispel Tribe of Indians & Northern Quest
Laser Quest
Latah Creek Winery
Kari & Mike Moore
Marriott Hotels
Mirabeau Park Hotel
Sarah Neupert
No Li Brewery / John Bryant
Pinots Palette
Precision Pilates
Jeff & Shelly Ripley 
Rocky Rococo Pizzeria
Mark & Diane Roff
Barrett Scudder
Seattle Seahawks
Silverwood
Soccer.com 
Sounders FC
Spokane Club 
Spokane Mobile Detail
Spokane Soccer Academy
Spokane Symphony
Spokane Youth Sports Association
SSC Shadow First Team 
SSC Shadow G99 B Team
Total Wine & More 
Trader Joes 
V du V Winery
Niko Varlamos
Wide World of Golf 
Wild Walls 

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