Annual Events

Here at When Charity Works, we have several annual fundraisers to help support our programs.  They aren’t just any ol’ fundraisers, they are an experience!


The Charity Knockout is most exciting team competition in history. With participation doubling each year, the 2013 Charity Knockout is expected to reach over 1,000 participants. The tournament features both a Knockout team and individual player award system. The top three teams receive team trophies, medals and prize packages. The top 100 finishers will each receive valuable prizes.

The host of the Charity Knockout are Poker Professional Jennifer Harman-Traniello .  In the past, Jennifer has lent her celebrity to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation and the Nevada SPCA. As of 2012, the Charity Knockout has been redesigned to spotlight any 501c3 charity that is requesting team representation. Tournament proceeds are divided up amongst all participating charities based off of team performance. Celebrities, poker professionals and businesses can all form teams and play for their Nevada 501(c)(3) of choice…  everyone wins!

To visit the Charity Knockout website, click here.


Eat the Street is a lip-smacking celebration of the tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food. From Tijuana-style tacos served out of an Airstream trailer to classic dogs with all the fixins’ and sirloin burgers slathered in bacon — food cart fare is the hottest trend going.  Families can come and enjoy great eats while shopping for a bargain or two at the Charity Swap Meet! All non-profit organizations may set up a table to help fund their programs… everyone wins!


A charity 9 pin no-tap doubles tournament. Doubles tournaments require two people per team. 9 pin no-taps are the type of bowling tournament that knocking down 9 pins on the first ball counts as a strike.

Besides the doubles tournament prizes, bowlers will also be able to enter side contests for additional money, including high game and high average, (both scratch and handicap) and raffle prizes.

 For Poker Gives:

Poker Gives is excited and looking forward to several new projects in 2015.

National Poker Month
The mission of NPM is to generate money for our chosen charities and create awareness of the need for giving within the poker community.

Annual Cupids for Charity NLH Tag-Team Tournament – February
is a tournament held by Poker Gives and the Golden Nugget Poker Room where 50% of buy-ins, rebuys, and add-ons will go to a designated charity via Poker Gives and 50% back to the players towards the prize pool. This year money raised will go the The Shade Tree.

Annual Sam Rothnagel Poker Classic – April/May
is a charity tournament in memory of Sam Rothnagel. A percentage of the buy-in and re-buys will go to Poker Gives charities in the name of Sam Rothnagel.

Monster Mash Halloween Bash Poker Tourney
and Costume Party – October/November
Annual Poker Gives Charity Tournament at Binion’s where 50% of buy-ins, rebuys, and add-ons will go to Poker Gives charities and 50% towards the prize pool