Colliers International Charity Poker Tournament Contributes $21,000

Berkeley, California – Colliers International held its sixth Charity Poker Tournament to benefit its charitable foundation, Links for Life California. This year it was held at the new University Club high above Cal Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium. Over $21,000 was netted for Links for Life, which provides grants to help local organizations that make a difference in the lives of Bay Area children. Since its inception in 2007, Colliers’ Links for Life Foundation has given nearly $600,000 to 167 different qualifying charities in the Bay Area.

The 130 participants that attended the popular event were comprised of Colliers’ brokers and their guests, which included over 60 giveaways valued at more than $15,000 that were donated by Colliers brokers, their clients and tournament Sponsors; Harsch Investment Properties, Haggerty Construction, City National Bank, Miller Starr Regalia, WCIGC, TMC Financing, The Edward Pike Company and Interior Motions. In addition, a weekend at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay was donated by the Ritz Carlton. Live and silent auction items as well as final table prizes were also part of the evening’s festivities, including a Warriors Skybox, donated by Skyline Construction.

Tom de Jong of Colliers’ San Jose office was this year’s tournament winner, narrowly capturing the tournament from a great group of finalists in a battle to the finish. “The Colliers Links for Life Poker Tournament was great fun and fellowship at an extraordinary venue!” said de Jong “The fact that I won made it even better. I can’t wait for next year’s tournament.”

Ken Meyersieck, Managing Director of Colliers’ Oakland office, commented, “I think we can all agree we are proud of the contribution we are making to Links for Life.  It was the culmination of a lot of hard work and the generous contributions of our friends throughout the industry.  We were certainly rewarded with a perfect evening, great views, delicious food and most of all a lot of fun.”

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