Alex Outhred Charity Series of Poker St. Jude On May 20-21, the annual “St. Jude Against All Odds” event, which was founded in 2014 with the help of poker pro Daniel Negreanu , took place in conjunction with the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas. The combo golf-poker venture raised $400,319 for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , which brought the charity event’s all-time fundraising efforts up over $2.3 million.
This year’s charity poker event attracted some big names including Negreanu, CSOP founder Matt Stout , four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Kevin Gerhart , World Poker Tour (WPT) Player of the Year Anthony Zinno , emcee and stand-up comedian Joe “Stapes” Stapleton , Joey Ingram , and American Idol alum William Hung .
“As a committee, we were very concerned going into this event to be quite frank. We raised $359k in 2019, but didn’t have the same $60k presenting sponsor and $50k private donor this time around,” Stout told PokerNews after the event. “The way that St. Jude and the poker community came together at the event to bring us from $70k pre-event revenue to a new record of $400k has literally moved me to tears several times. After losing my two-year-old grandnephew to cancer in 2020, it really hits home what a difference St. Jude is making in the lives of these families who are going through the unimaginable. I couldn’t be more grateful for CSOP to have the support of the community and our sponsors the way it does.”
After a night of fun, it wound up being poker pro Alex Outhred outlasting all others to win the 2022 St. Jude Against All Odds for a $10,000 seat into the 2022 WSOP Main Event. Outhred, who has amassed more than $625K in lifetime earnings dating back to 2004 according to The Hendon Mob, spoke with PokerNews about the win below.
While this year’s event is over, officials are already looking for poker players to mark their calendars as they’ve already announced the dates for next year’s ]“St. Jude […]